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From: Brian Braatz (brianb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-22 16:54:46

> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: Re: [boost] Re: SOCI db lib [Was: RTL status -"help wanted"]
> 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
> > > support for all the major databases. ODBC may be a quick means to
> > > that end. Native drivers can always be added later, or
> Agree.
> > In my experience, ODBC can be unbelievably slow, also. It is
> > not a cure-all. It should probably be supported, but creating an
> > interface that will elegantly support native drivers should be a
> > priority.

Jeff Garland:
> 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
> the
> 'all major databases' supported quickly.
> Jeff

[Brian Braatz]
>From a practical point of view, I believe Jeff to be 100% right here. I
have been searching for a good solution for this, and the odbc \
unixodbc path gets a framework up and running quickly.

I would add that it would be nice to have that framework support
"unplugging" the odbc aspect and placing in native or other drivers

I view this perspective as the scaffolding that supports the statue,
while the statue is being carved :)

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