At 8:41 AM -0800 11/5/99, Sean McKenna wrote:
>On Fri, 05 Nov 1999 10:09:27 -0600, you wrote:
>>Actually, it's Database Independent/Database Dependent
>>Paul DuBois wrote:
>>> >DBI/DBD = Database Independent/Database Dependent
>>> Actually, it's:
>>> Database interface
>>> Database driver
>Mightn't both be correct for DBI? First line of the POD for DBI says:
> DBI - Database independent interface for Perl
>As for DBD, the POD documentation line 288-289 says:
>Package names beginning with `DBD::' are
> reserved for use by DBI database drivers.
>so this seems to supports Paul's statement.
Well, this is getting increasingly off topic, so I won't say any more
other than to point out that Tim Bunce says it's "database interface"
and "database driver". (Tim Bunce is one of the principal architects
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped