Vikram Noel Ambrose writes: > I just built libdbi and libdbi-drivers from svn. When recompiling my > application, I got a warning saying, dbi_initialize, dbi_conn_new and > dbi_shutdown has been deprecated. > > I think the docs online are out of data: > http://libdbi.sourceforge.net/docs/programmers-guide/reference-core.html > > What are those functions being replaced with?
The docs reflect the situation as of the latest official release. This should probably be spelled out somewhere to make things clear. If you fiddle with the current svn version, please build the programmers guide from the sources. The current svn version implements a new feature called "instances" which required us to change the API slightly. In a nutshell, a libdbi instance allows you to initialize libdbi, load and unload drivers, and shut down the library independently from other parts of your program which also use libdbi. The problem came up with some piece of software which was designed to load modules at runtime. Some of these modules used libdbi. In order to unload such a module properly, you'd have to shut down the library. But that would have made libdbi unavailable to the remaining modules. Therefore the new interface uses instance handles to manage the library. A single process can open as many instances as it needs, and initialize and shut them down individually. The new initializer requires a pointer to a dbi_inst structure: int dbi_initialize_r(const char *driverdir, dbi_inst *pInst); You'll need this handle later to create connections and to shut down the instance: dbi_conn dbi_conn_new_r(const char *name, dbi_inst Inst); void dbi_shutdown_r(dbi_inst Inst); The older versions (dbi_initialize, dbi_conn_new and dbi_shutdown) are now implemented on top of these functions, using a single static instance handle. HTH Markus -- Markus Hoenicka http://www.mhoenicka.de AQ score 38 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Throughout its 18-year history, RSA Conference consistently attracts the world's best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities for Conference attendees to learn about information security's most important issues through interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies. http://p.sf.net/sfu/rsaconf-dev2dev _______________________________________________ libdbi-users mailing list email@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/libdbi-users