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Re: Database-specificisms considered harmful


On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 08:42:07 +0000, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> * Matthias Urlichs <smurf@noris.de> [2003-04-11 14:34]:
>> 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).
>  Thats a really nice idea.  Are you going to send in patches for the
> various programs to support that?
For those I actually use with databases? Yes.

>  If a program supports it already I would expect the
> maintainer of the package to do the reasonable thing and enable that
> sort of binding. 

There are some packages built as foo, foo-mysql, foo-pgsql,
foo-kitchensink, _and_ foo-odbc. IMHO the middle three are superflouos.


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