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From Henry Jen <henry...@ztune.net>
Subject Re: apr_dbd
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 01:00:28 GMT
John Vandenberg wrote:
> On 8/4/05, Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com> wrote:
> Hi Nick,
>>As indicated in my post of a few weeks ago, I'd like to support typed
>>data in apr_dbd.  I posted a patch that would change (and break) the
>>API.  Since apr_dbd hasn't yet featured in a release version, there was
>>no absolute reason not to.
> I am not familiar with the existing purpose behind the apr_dbd
> interface, but it strikes me as odd that apr needs to incorporate a
> complex DB abstraction layer; a simple string based layer, like libsdb
> (lgpl), would suffice for most needs.
> Also, if a complex layer is needed, what is the advantage of building
> a new one for apr; could libdbi (libdbi) or sqlrelay be used instead?

All you mentioned is either LGPL or GPL, which are not acceptable for 
projects want to be using Apache or BSD-like license.

Another goal is to make sure portability and light. sqlrelay has 
additional dependency and not available for Windows.

My 2 cents.


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