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From: Yuval Ronen (ronen_yuval_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-15 17:38:57

Jeff Garland wrote:
> I'd still really like to see a database binding library make it into
> TR2. Not having this is killing C++ against Java for application
> developers. We've had some periodic fits and starts, but it seems clear
> we won't have a Boost library by then. I'd still like to see someone
> with some time step up and take this on. It's been done about 10 times
> so I think a proposal could be gleaned from the best of the current
> bindings...

All this database talks made me a bit puzzled. What's exactly the
standard committee can do about database interface? I mean, does
specifying a standard interface for database means that I can write code
that uses this interface and then I'll find my self reading data from a
database? Which database? The database compiler vendors will suddenly
have to provide with their compiler to satisfy the standard
requirements? Probably not... Compiler vendors won't start writing
databases (except Microsoft, of course :-) ). This means that this
standard interface would be directed to database vendors rather than
compiler vendors. Is this the plan? That database vendors will start
supplying C++ header files and lib files with a "C++ Compliant" stamp?

Just thinking out loud...

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