you guys don't like the official API?
2012/6/7 Lars Nilsson <chamaeleon@stripped>
> On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Simon Walter <simon@stripped> wrote:
> > On 06/07/2012 12:29 PM, Lars Nilsson wrote:
> >> I've been happy using SQLAPI++ (http://www.sqlapi.com/) where I work.
> >> Commercial and not open source, but it's cross-platform and supports a
> >> dozen or so different databases.
> > It looks nice. I'm looking for something open source. I'm fine using one
> > the SQL connectors. I just need to know which one works. How does
> > connect to MySQL? Is it thread safe?
> It loads the libmysqlclient dll/so libraries under the hood, mapping
> each database client library's particular function set to its own
> internal function pointers. I believe it to be thread-safe (pthread
> mutexes on Linux/Unix, Windows relies on mutex/critical section
> objects). Instances of SAConnection objects should probably not be
> used across threads simultaneously though (usual caveats when doing
> multi-threaded programming apply, etc).
> I do like the high-level abstraction of the databases, and the use of
> exceptions for errors so every statement doesn't need to have a check
> to see if it was successful (just wrap your sequence of operations in
> a try/catch as makes sense for the application). I know it reduced my
> database-specific lines of code quite a bit when I changed a MySQL
> specific program to using SQLAPI++.
> If one need to, it is always possible to get a native database handle
> out that can be used with the database-specific API (at which point
> your program would have to be linked with the required
> database-specific client libraries, and so on), but it is not
> something I have really needed personally. If at all possible, I stay
> in the realm of SQLAPI++ which makes my program independent of the
> database libraries (implies I do not use native handles). It means I
> can compile my program without having Oracle installed for instance,
> and as long as a user has some means of configuring my program so that
> SA_Oracle_Client is passed to a connection object (mapping from string
> to the enum value or whatever else make sense), it should just work,
> given a proper connection string (as long as one handles the special
> cases properly as outlined in database specific notes for the classes
> and methods, etc)
> I'm sorry if I sound like a sales person for SQLAPI++. I have no
> relation to it, just a satisfied user.
> Lars Nilsson
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