[Q] How suitable is Squeak for Database work

Avi Bryant avi at beta4.com
Sat Jan 4 01:01:35 UTC 2003

On Fri, 3 Jan 2003, Nevin Pratt wrote:

> Avi Bryant wrote:
> >
> >What Squeak doesn't have, unfortunately, is any DBI-like database
> >abstraction layer.
> >
> Pardon my ignorance, but what does "DBI-like" mean?

I could as easily have said JDBC-like; I was referring to Perl's DBI/DBD
system, which consists of a bunch of DBD (DataDase-Dependent) wrappers
around database drivers, that all conform to the same DBI
(DataBase-Independent) interface.

In other words, a standard protocol for interacting with connections,
queries, result sets, etc, that has implementations for a number of
different databases.

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