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From Bojan Smojver <bo...@rexursive.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH]: DBD prepared statement arguments rework for 1.2.x
Date Mon, 25 Sep 2006 01:09:12 GMT
Quoting Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net>:

> I guess I'm not seeing how adding a bunch of new format strings isn't
> changing anything...  Am I just misunderstanding how the patch works?
> It looks like it replaces the existing format string parsing with all
> new parsing.  Is it just that the new parsing is a superset of the
> existing stuff?

Yes, that's how it should work - as a superset. There are new format  
strings that we would support, apart from already supported ones,  
which were %s and %d (only in PostgreSQL ATM). The %s and %d would  
remain with the same meaning and anything that isn't specifically  
defined would still be interpreted as %s (i.e. VARCHAR), just like it  
is now (although, I find that to be a bad idea - we should stick to  
explicit meanings).

The parsing would get moved out of the drivers, so that we can rely on  
it being identical for all drivers. Which would make things a bit more  
consistent.

-- 
Bojan

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