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From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-03-04 10:17:33

On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 12:32 PM Joseph Van Riper via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 8:50 PM Ruben Perez via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> >
> > I have been writing an ASIO-based client for MySQL, trying to mimic what
> > Beast is to HTTP. It currently supports SQL queries and prepared
> > statements. It can be viewed here:
> >
> >
> >
> > Do you guys think this has the potential to be useful or become part of
> > Boost long term? Any feedback is very welcome.
> >
> Why just MySQL?
> I would take more interest in a library capable of supporting many database
> engines. Or, if not such a variety, at least target ODBC, as you can reach
> more engines through ODBC drivers.
> While I understand many people like MySQL, some use cases call for other
> engines (like SQLite3, providing a lightweight, simple database file
> without all the overhead of MySQL). For a boost library, I would hope it
> would not limit the developer to a single engine.


I don't see the point of having a Boost wrapper for just one specific
backend. People who want that could just use MySQL C or C++ API

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