[Monetdb-developers] Re: DBI

Arjan Scherpenisse A.C.Scherpenisse at cwi.nl
Tue Aug 10 13:07:18 CEST 2004

Martin Kersten wrote:
> That's a real pity. Would it require many changes?
> Otherwise, we would have to invalidate the perl API
> in the upcoming release.

I dont know if it requires many changes. The reply-parsing code in 
monet.pm looks quite 'unstable' to me; I have not found the problem yet.

In my opinion it would be better to base programming language APIs on 
the existing libMapi C code. That way protocol changes etc. only need to 
be implemented in a single place...

Anyway I do not think I have much time to look further into this, I have 
a thesis to finish ;-)


> Arjan Scherpenisse wrote:
>> Martin Kersten wrote:
>>> Does it run against our current DBI?
>> No, it does not run. Connecting works, and executing queries too, but 
>> fetching results from queries does not.
>> It is likely that this is the case because it is a pure-perl 
>> implementation and it is not up-to-date with some of the changes in 
>> the protocol lately.
>> Even the simple test script which comes with the current 
>> implementation does not run anymore :(
>> Arjan

Arjan Scherpenisse

Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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