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Mathieu DESPRIEE wrote:
> I agree with you too.
> I found a good alternative :
> OTL Library over ODBC.
> OTL is a full stl-like c++ library.
> unixODBC/MyODBC gives you the independance between your code and your
> database implementation.
> ODBC stuff is pretty easy to install and configure. OTL works very well,
> and is stable.
> Rémy Baudet wrote:
> > I totally agree with you, when I was looking for a C++ API to access to
> > MySQL, I was happy to find MySQL++, but after some months using it and
> > trying solving compiler problems and so on, I'm now really disappointed.
> > This library should even not be at the disposal of the users, it's not
> > worth it spending time on it.
> > That's my own opinion, as Andreas says it's a pity...
> > Rémy
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : Andreas Krueger [mailto:lists@stripped]
> > Envoyé : dimanche 28 avril 2002 23:49
> > À : plusplus@stripped; Denis Rampnoux
> > Cc : monty@stripped; sinisa@stripped
> > Objet : Don't use MySQL++ ! (was: Problem with mysql++ patch)
> > Hi all!
> > To explain that before:
> > I only want to be helpful to Dennis,
> > not unfriendly or anything.
> > I very much appreciate that mySQL is free, so at the end
> > of the day we all who use it can't complain if it is not
> > (or badly) supported by a commercial company which is
> > primarily interested in earning money which I can't give.
> > I like (almost admire) MySQL, it works well!
> > An important brick in the wall of free software!
> > BUT
> > my criticism might help you to decide:
> > Go for a different solution than the MySQL++ API !!!
> > Why?
> > a) MySQL++ is not supported very well!
> > --------------------------------------
> > -> Just compare the questions on this list to the
> > answers (quantitatively and qualitatively)
> > -> Most of my own question were not answered
> > adequately - or the answer was just:
> > "It is buggy on windows"
> > -> Only few people seem to use it (?),
> > there are only very few people answering on this list.
> > -> not even the question
> > "When might there be a new version of MySQL++ released?"
> > was answered. Should be easy.
> > b) Others say: "use the C API"
> > ------------------------------
> > -> As an answer to my questions here, I got sent
> > 2 different large working C-API-to-C++-wrapper-packages
> > that were programmed by people who are disappointed
> > by MySQL++ and have written their own API classes
> > on the basis of the C API.
> > Not openly on this list, but they send me the code
> > directly and suggested that.
> > So I think I rather speak out loud now.
> > c) It doesn't seem to be sufficiently stable and tested
> > -------------------------------------------------------
> > -> Installing it and getting it running seems to be
> > VERY difficult (not only but also on Windows):
> > my experiences, yours and those of many others.
> > -> It works only with a small set of compilers - why?
> > OK, it takes some time to learn plattform-independent C++,
> > but up to now, I got ALL of my projects compiled on
> > VisualC++, GCC and HP-Unix C++! More than 10000 lines of code.
> > -> e.g.: (At least on Windows) the SSQLS are said
> > (by lazyfox who did the porting to VC++ 6)
> > to be buggy or not-functioning.
> > But that is not mentioned anywhere in the manual!
> > d) Save yourself the experience (?)
> > -----------------------------------
> > I did a lot of testing and trying while I was learning
> > MySQL++ (e.g. I did something I rarely do: I read the
> > whole MySQL++ manual(!) :-)
> > I programmed small routines to read and write data and so on.
> > I spent a lot of time on it - but I just don't trust it now.
> > So what I do now in my own project
> > - and what I recommend to you, Dennis,
> > is using the C API.
> > It works well, up to now I only got one strange behaviour (access
> > violation of the DLL) but I could solve it somehow.
> > I myself would rather like to use C++.
> > Object-orientation, all the template stuff and
> > the SSQLS would be handy and useful
> > - and some programming time and tedious stupid coding work.
> > But before I spend ages with the MySQL++ API on strange behaviour,
> > compiler problems and much more, I will rather go for something that
> > seems to work well as is tested and optimized in many projects.
> > It is a pity!
> > my2cents,
> > Andreas
> > P.S.: My own motivation to write such a long letter?
> > I am currently coding with the C API, and it REALLY is
> > tedious and hard and un-funny, so somehow I still long for a functioning
> > C++ API.
> > Perhaps one day, the company might put some money into the C++ API
> > again?