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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-21 09:30:33

Nicola Musatti wrote:
> Daniel Pfeifer <daniel <at>> writes:
>> Database access has been discussed quite often in the Boost mailing
>> list. I read through the discussions from Oct 2004 and Jul/Aug 2005 and
>> I am well aware of the fact that there is a lot of disagreement
>> concerning the interface presented to the programmer. So I just hope you
>> don't bite my head off if I propose this as a GSoC project. ;)
>> Things I would like to implement:
>> * generic binding of parameters and results (using Boost.Fusion)
>> * asynchronous access (using Boost.Asio)
>> * odbc, postgres, firebird, mysql and sqlite3 backends
>> (using their proper C API)
>> * DATE, TIME and DATETIME fields (using Boost.Date_Time or struct tm)
> Have you seen my half baked attempt, SqlCli:
> Would you consider it as a starting point?
> I'm not sure I'd qualify as a Boost mentor,

The main criterion is that you be a Boost author. That said we've had other
boosters help a student even though they weren't the official author.

> nor if I'd be able to put in the
> required time, but I do believe that a database access library would be a very
> welcome addition to Boost (and to the C++ standard, by the way).

For sure...


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