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Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)
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Date: 2004-04-08 (21:20)
From: Kenneth Knowles <kknowles@b...>
Subject: Re: OCaml's Cathedral & Bazaar (was Re: [Caml-list] Completeness of "Unix" run-time library)

On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 01:47:25PM -0700, Evan Martin wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 03:06:50PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> > >  * OCamlDBI supports only two database servers.  OcamlODBC supports many
> > >    more through the system's ODBC support, but loads the entire result
> > >    set into memory before handing it over to the user, which makes it
> > >    unusable for many serious projects.
> > 
> > Sure.  Needs money and/or time.  OCamlDBI tries to be a generic layer,
> > but the specific database drivers don't appear by magic.  I'm more
> > than willing to integrate any straight away, and actually they're not
> > too hard to write.
> Er, speaking of which, I have a driver for SQLite that I had forgotton
> to send to you.
> (Not that three is much better than two, but it's at least a start.)

Well, as long as we are on the subject, I have wrapped FreeTDS (ct-lib) and in
the process created an ocamldbi module for it (in additional to a more
one-to-one mapping with the C API).  As soon as I get it nicely packaged...


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