ajalis at cobaltgroup.com
Thu Oct 26 01:39:18 CDT 2000
On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 08:07:10PM -0700, Randolph Bentson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 07:20:13PM -0700, Asim Jalis wrote:
> > Gisle Aas mentioned this as a footnote at the last Damianathon: the main
> > weakness in Python -- lack of modules
> Hmm, this would be interesting, if true. Perhaps this poor soul meant
> "not the modules I want", which is an entirely different matter.
> > (for example there is no general DBI module)
> Other than, for instance, "anydbm" for non-SQL and mxODBC for many
> SQL database servers?
> (The anydbm module provides a generic interface that's used to open
> a database without specifying the lower level database package. If
> the database exists and the appropriate package is installed, the
> open succeeds. If the database doesn't exist, it is created using
> the first package found (according to an ordered list).
> The mxODBC package provides a nearly 100% Python DB API compliant
> interface to databases that are accessible via the ODBC API. Many
> databases include ODBC libraries, so this may be the only module you
> need; it supports Solid, Adabas, Sybase, Oracle, and even MySQL.)
Actually that was my mistake. I didn't know about Python's extensive
Gisle Aas only mentioned that he had written pyperl. The rest of the
message, including the statement about Python's lack modules was mine.
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