[squeak-dev] Re: Squeak and MySQL?

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Sat Aug 2 22:44:27 UTC 2008

Benoit St-Jean wrote:
> Good idea.  I'd be willing to put some time and effort in such a 
> project.  I'm on Windows and can test for DB/2, Oracle, InterBase, MySQL 
> and SQL Server if need be.  It would be cool to have a complete coverage 
> of the ODBC API and have a package that is "self-contained" (no 
> dependency on a particular TimeStamp implementation defined elsewhere 
> for instance).  We should use/fix whatever is broken/missing in the 
> "base" image.
> Is this the start of a new project?  ;)

I am certainly game but I can't lead the project (too much stuff on my 
plate). In the meantime I've done a bit of work with ODBC and besides 
fixing various issues in the ODBC library (there were plenty of wrong 
declarations) I've removed the old Timestamp stuff (and speed up reading 
datetimes by about 5x), added support for prepared statements, did some 
refactoring (there is lots more to be done) and brought everything into 
MC (i.e., using proper SharedPools).

Since I've got the code already in MC if someone registers a project 
I'll be happy to contribute the changes. Oh, and I'll be mostly using 
unixODBC here so we'll get coverage on this end as well.

   - Andreas

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