Database recommendations for Windows app
claird at lairds.us
Wed Jun 22 20:08:03 CEST 2005
In article <UJgue.20$jv6.1349 at news.uswest.net>, Dan <dan at nospam.com> wrote:
>> You wouldn't have to distribute the (rather expensive) Access application
>> since this is little more than a front for the underlying DAO/ADO database
>> libraries that are built into the warp and woof of MS Windows. Your Python
>> application can address the DAO or ADO directly as these will libraries will
>> be pre-installed and/or freely available for MS Windows. Fast, freely
>> available, no license restrictions, and no need for extra downloads for a
>> reasonably recent (Win2000, XP) operating system.
>And then XP Autoupdate executes, some of those Access/MSDE libraries are
>updated, and you app is broken.
Are you saying that Python-based applications are particularly
vulnerable in this all-too-common scenario? If so, I'm not
getting it; why is the architecture described more fragile than
more traditional Windows-oriented development patterns? If not,
then, ... well then I truly don't get your point.
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