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From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-03-04 14:40:49

On 2020-03-04 16:17, Ruben Perez via Boost wrote:
> El mié., 4 mar. 2020 10:18, Andrey Semashev via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]>
> escribió:
>> 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
>> directly.
> Just to clarify, this is *not* a wrapper around the MySQL C API, it is an
> implementation of the MySQL protocol based in ASIO.
> I see this as a building block, that can be used by any other bigger, more
> abstract library providing multiple backends. This library takes the
> approach of doing a single thing well. It provides no abstraction over
> MySQL specifics. But it can be seen as a step towards something bigger.
> The other value I see in this is that it is Asio-based. So it would
> contribute towards the creation of an Asio-based ecosystem. The aim is to
> integrate well with any project that uses Asio (e.g. using Beast), which I
> don't think the MySQL C++ API gives you.

I see, thanks for clarifying.

A custom implementation of MySQL protocol could be useful to MySQL and
ASIO users, so there is value. But I'm still not quite sure it would be
universally useful. I mean, if I was implementing an application that
needs integration with an SQL database, I'm not sure I would have picked
your library over the other alternatives. I'd be more interested in a
universal API that allows me to plug in whatever SQL database engine I
need without having to rewrite my code. But that's just my wishful thinking.

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