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Re: Squile resurrected

From: Peter C. Norton
Subject: Re: Squile resurrected
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 08:35:14 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.2i

Gnome-db is becoming 2 parts - gda, which relies on glib and (I think)
corba, and gnome-db, which lives on top of that layer.  I guess more
properly I'd like guile to have an interface to libgda.


On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 03:58:22PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 06:24:46AM -0800, Peter C. Norton wrote:
> > Its a bad name unless you have as a design goal a general sql interface.  I
> > would, for instance, like to see gnome-db wrapped by guile and have that
> > called guile-sql (and I don't mean the gui part, but the bits that do the
> > database connectivity and querying).
> I agree about the choice of name. There was discussion about 
> using gnome-db as a general interface to DBMs on the guile-db
> mailing list a while ago (the list seems to be rather dead these
> days). While this sounds like a resonable way to go  i  have to
> admit that i wouldn't be happy with this. My (personal) experience
> with the usage of gnome libraries leave me with rather mixed feelings:
> while there are a lot of great ideas and a lot of enthusiasm i hardly
> ever encountered code that was anywhere close to being stable. I don't
> mind running unstable code on my developing box, but somehow none
> of the libraries i tried so far ever hit the 'stable' point. 
> Gnome-db had all sorts of dependencies on unstable libs. It also
> needed a full blown CVS version of the Gnome desktop, something i
> would never dream of installing on an exposed server.
> Same thing with guile-gtk: for the last few days i'm trying to get
> the CVS version to compile--without success so far. I don't really
> see why the guile gtk bindings depend on ''.
> (back down from the soap box): I think a more scheme-ish layer
> arround DBM-access would be a wounderfull thing (tm). Perl DBI
> seems to work pretty well for the average perl programmer, so
> mimiking DBIs functionallity might be a good starting point.
> Ralf Mattes
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The 5 year plan:
In five years we'll make up another plan.
Or just re-use this one.

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