[gnome-db] Re: libgda .... Re: GnuCash page on GO site

On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 09:59 -0600, Linas Vepstas wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 07:00:10PM +0100, Rodrigo Moya was heard to remark:
> > On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 11:11 -0600, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > > 
> > > The API that we use for database acesss is "QOF". 
> > > 
> > yes, but then, QOF, what does it use to directly access the DB? native
> > postgres/mysql libraries? odbc?
> Yes. The xml data access is through a stack-based progressive scanner
> build on top of libxml.  Its overkill for out needs, it was 
> really meant for xml-rpc-like parsing which is how we were going
> to make QOF be network-distributed. 
so, your database is a XML file then?

> We don't support mysql because mysql doesn't have the features
> that we need.  
> ODBC was designed by a moron who doesn't know C programming.
> ODBC is a great example of how not to design an API.
great, at least one thing we agree on :-)

> libdbi.sourceforge.net is great for low-level bits-n-bytes access 
> to sql db's.  Its easy-to-use, small, fast, well-designed.  
> A great example of how to design a low-level API correctly.  
> If libgda is using native postgres/mysql api's for its server
> providers, you might want to look at using libdbi if you haven't 
> done so.  It does everything the native libpg does, and it has 
> drivers for other sql db's too.  I dunno, I have not really used
> libdbi extensively yet, it may have faults I haven't discovered.
libdbi does what libgda does, so there's no point in using one from the


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