Rick Gutleber wrote:
> I wonder if there is an option to explicitly choose to write
> quoted output to a stream that isn't a Query.
No, but I'm open to proposals of how to do it.
Perhaps you could do it with a manipulator, to mark a particular
insertion as being a SQL build operation. It wouldn't have to be a new
manipulator; something like operator<<(quote_typeN, value_list) could do
it. This is just a vague concept, though. I don't know how it would
Another way would be to have an ostringstream work-alike that the
current manipulators would recognize. SQLStream?
> I had a hard time deciding what should be done in insertfrom( ) and what
> should be done in the InsertPolicy,
Yes, factoring this will take some thought. As I wrote elsewhere, I do
think the policy object should do little more than answer questions for
insertfrom(). I don't see a need for it to contain any SQL code.
> the only way to see what you've
> written so far is to call the str( ) method which involves constructing
> a std::string and (IIUC) copying the entire contents of the string,
> which by definition is likely to be very long.
Hmmm...I was expecting that we could use ostream::tellp(). That won't
work on Query itself, though, because it no longer is-an ostream. I
don't see that std::stringbuf has an equivalent mechanism, though that
calls into question how ostringstream::tellp() works.
Perhaps it's another argument in favor of SQLStream?
> I do like the idea that the InsertPolicy actually builds the query
> string because there are other possibilities for what it could do, one
> of which as I suggested before is to deal with auto-increment IDs.
I must have missed that. Why would a policy object care about
auto-increment fields? Just set them to NULL in the container, which
tells MySQL to make up a value instead of use what was passed in.
> ...in order for InsertPolicy to be
> as open-ended as possible, it seemed like the way to approach it.
But let's also not over-engineer it. Flexibility is wonderful when it
> I apologize if this simple task is generating a ton of questions.
*shrug* The alternative is for you to send us something that we won't
like, which we reject out of hand. :)