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Subject: Re: [boost] quince: queries in C++ expressions
From: Gavin Lambert (gavinl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-20 22:40:27

On 18/07/2014 20:02, Michael Shepanski wrote:
> The thing that amazes me most is that we are such a small club. When I
> read things online about how ORM is "the Vietnam of computer science",
> and the way people seemed to have coined the phrase "impedance mismatch"
> specifically to mean "I'm sad because I can't write queries in my
> programming language", I wonder why everyone isn't attempting this.

Speaking for myself, here, but nowadays I punt things like database
access to C# code, where just about everything is trivial (there's
libraries for everything, and even if you want to hand-roll the SQL you
can make a basic bare-persistence ORM in less than a page of code).

Which isn't to say that I wouldn't be thrilled if there were a good C++
database library. It's just that historically there hasn't been (to my
knowledge), and I haven't minded that all that much because I usually
regard C++ as useful for high-performance code and integration with
third-party native libraries, and C# as useful for everything else.

Now excuse me while I don my flame-retardant coat, for daring to post
such things in a C++ mailing list. ;)

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