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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-20 11:06:50

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 00:15:52 -0500, David B. Held wrote
> Steve Hutton wrote:
> > [...]
> > So the relevance of ODBC is open to debate - the key IMHO is uniform
> > support for all the major databases. ODBC may be a quick means to
> > that end. Native drivers can always be added later, or vise-versa.


> In my experience, ODBC can be unbelievably slow, also. It is definitely
> not a cure-all. It should probably be supported, but creating an
> interface that will elegantly support native drivers should be a
> priority.

Sure having good support for native drivers is fine, but I think it is much,
much, harder to achieve. So my push for ODBC binding is primarily to meet the
'all major databases' supported quickly.


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