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From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-07 19:26:15

Peter Dimov wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> Nicola Musatti wrote:
> [...]
>>>> In other words, in order to do this:
>>>> Session sql(oracle, "some params");
>>>> you need to #include "soci.h" (for Session and other independent
>>>> stuff) and "soci-oracle.h" (so that you see oracle as the name of
>>>> the singleton factory).
>>> As I said I think that even this can and should be done away with.
>> I'm also concerned, although I want to understand more before
>> absolutely saying that the approach should be changed.
> I haven't followed the thread in detail, so apologies if this was already
> covered, but FWIW, when I had to design a db layer, I used
> Connection conn = createConnection( "mysql://user:password_at_host/database" );
> The advantage of this approach is that the URL-like thing can come from a
> configuration file, so you don't need to recompile to change the backend. In
> a typical scenario, createConnection would need to look for
> backend_mysql.dll/.so unless the support for the 'mysql' backend has been
> statically linked.


Personally, I like it pretty much.
It would also make a try to unify connection strings for all backends.

I will vote on it when we start deeper analysis of all these great
ideas of new features.


Mateusz Loskot

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