Database-specificisms considered harmful
> * Package name : exim-mysql
Personally, I do not like all those -mysql, -pgsql, -whatever packages.
Whatever happened to the idea of using a common database access library
like iODBC? It's reasonably small, Not A Burden if you happen to not
require any database lookup features, and it doesn't bloat the archives
with four versions of exim (-none, -mysql, -pgsql, and -kitchensink).
Personally, I would consider adding an appropriate paragraph to Policy.
Something along the lines of
* Programs which access SQL databases should do so through
... assuming that we can reach some sort of consensus on which library
should be used..?
Well, I think Perl should run faster than C. :-)
-- Larry Wall in <199801200306.TAA11638@wall.org>