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From: Yuval Ronen (ronen_yuval_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-04-16 01:28:39

Jeff Garland wrote:
>> 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?
> You raise a good point. Virtually all database vendors supply an ODBC
> interface -- so I would expect that this would be the primary basic 'driver
> interface' supplied by companies building standard libraries. However, I
> would expect the architecture to allow for database or standard library
> vendors to provide high performance native bindings for particular databases.

So we're standardizing ODBC? The committee would require
compiler/std-lib vendors to supply a C++ wrapper for ODBC (without
forbidding supplying additional wrappers with same interface for other

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