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Date: 2004-01-30 (16:44)
From: Alex Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] PostgreSQL-OCaml 1.0.1
Benjamin Geer wrote:
> Vitaly Lugovsky wrote:
>>>   If there's going to be a "new improved version", I think
>>> maybe it should work with multiple databases.  ODBC, JDBC, and
>>> DBI all attempt this.
>>  It was already discussed here. The conclusion was: BAD IDEA. No
>> way to work efficiently with different DBs using the same
>> approach.
> In the company I work for (a large financial software vendor), the 
> unanimous answer would be 'we don't care if it's less efficient; nothing 
> else is acceptable.'  Our customers insist on being able to use our 
> products with whatever database they prefer (and certainly our 

This is true at a different abstraction level. Native drivers are needed 
  to be able to create high-performance db specific applications. On top 
of these it is possible to build multi-tier db connectivity solutions.


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