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From: Daniel Pfeifer (daniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-22 10:37:04

Hi Jeff,

> [...] the leading candidate [...] is soci.

I know about that. SOCI surely is a great library with high
potential. However, there are two things, that I disagree with it:
1) overloads of operator<< and operator,
   It confuses me to use operator<< to get information _out_ of
2) Runtime polymorphy
   I agree that is is important to switch easily between
   implementations, but usually you don't need this flexibility at
   runtime, do you?
I don't want to start a discussion about soci here. I just want to
point out why I would prefer a different approach.

> 3 months is a short time. I'd suggest you pick a smaller number of
> backends if you're going to propose this. The design should support
> expansion to the others, but my sense is that 5 backends in 3 months
> isn't doable.

Agreed. It is good to know what is doable in a fixed timeframe and
what is not. Now I'm spoilt for choice...

Thanks for your reply!


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