Python and DB support (was: Re: Is Python Dead?)
rnd at onego.ru
Tue Jul 3 06:50:46 CEST 2001
On 2 Jul 2001, David Bolen wrote:
>Roman Suzi <rnd at onego.ru> writes:
>> However, my collegues were not satisfied with it. One somplain was that in
>> ASP/IIS it is "very easy" to receive a "recordset" from database and then
>> apply it in different situations in the ASP-page, because recordset is an
>> object and even subqueries could be made without quering DB again.
>Just curious, but did your colleagues try using Python's COM interface
>to ADO to retrieve an actual recordset object that they could
>manipulate the same in Python as in other ASP languages?
Aha! Now I could understand what is the brake of Python library
development. Most of Python users are Windows users. And they
have COM for whatever is in their system.
>At least under Windows, it would seem that having solid ODBC and COM
>support should pretty much cover in Python anything you'd do elsewhere.
>On other environments, direct support for a particular database is
>likely to be more desirable, as it's more typical in those
>environments, but as you've noted, there's a plethora of support
>modules for various databases - some at various levels.
We mostly have Linux servers, so COM+ADO is no option. The point was not
to choose between Windows and Linux, ASP was choosen to serve particular
purpose, for the database already implemented in Microsoft land.
Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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