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From: Corwin Joy (cjoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-25 23:23:21

Just wanted to post a brief note to mention that we have released version
3.4 of the C++ Database Template Library.

Main new features:
1. Support for more platforms / compilers. We now support:
Borland, MSVC, gcc, aCC, and Sun Workshop along with the platforms
NT, Cygwin, Linux, HPUX and Solaris.

2. Added support for bulk ODBC operations.

The website for our free, open source library is:

Here is a short description:
The goal of this library is to make ODBC recordsets look just like an STL
container. What is more, we do this portably so the abstraction can run on
multiple platforms and C++ compilers. As a user, you can move through our
containers using standard STL iterators; and if you insert(), erase() or
replace() records in our containers changes can be automatically migrated to
the database for you. The library's compliance with the STL iterator and
container standards means you can plug our abstractions into a wide variety
of STL algorithms for data storage, searching and manipulation. In addition,
the C++ reflection mechanism used by our library to bind to database tables
allows us to add generic indexing and lookup properties to our containers
with no special code required from the end-user. Because our code takes full
advantage of the template mechanism, our library adds minimal overhead
compared with using raw ODBC calls to access a database.

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