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Re: ODBC Rewrite

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com, Shachar Shemesh <psql(at)shemesh(dot)biz>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ODBC Rewrite
Date: 2004-12-13 02:18:27
Message-ID: 200412130218.iBD2IRY28923@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Stephen Frost wrote:
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> * markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com (markw(at)mohawksoft(dot)com) wrote:
> > This is why I suggested either creating a new low level API library on
> > which the linkes of ODBC, libpq, and I guess an OLE DB driver would be
> > built, or perform an amount of surgery the existing libpq and isolate and
> > expose various operations to a normalized API strategy.
> 
> Again, it'd probably be better to add the necessary API to libpq so
> everyone can benefit from it than to give access to low-level libpq
> function externally and have all that code in the ODBC driver which it
> wouldn't be available for anyone else...
> 
> Also, again I contend that there'd really be much 'surgery' required to
> extend the current libpq API to meet the requirements of, at least, the
> ODBC driver.

FYI, DBDpg needs similar libpq extensions so other languages can clearly
benefit from extending the libpq API.

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