On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 12:42 +0200, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
> Jonathan Leffler wrote:
> > I dunno which DBMS support prepare without a database connection, but I 
> > would expect all the mainstream databases to require a database connection. 
> +1
> > I'm also far from convinced that there's any significant benefit in 
> > separating the 'create a database handle' from the 'connect to database 
> > server' part.
> +1
> Not to mention the effect, that one major charm of DBI is its 
> simplicity: Connect, Execute for updates, inserts, or deletes and
> Connect, Execute, Fetch for select. I can't see an advantage in overly 
> extending the interface.

Personally I tend to agree with you. I haven't read the whole thread,
but I'm not yet convinced that the DBI needs to change that much.
Certainly the Sybase driver won't be able to support many of the
proposed functionality, or won't benefit from the changes (i.e. no speed
gain, no improved flexibility, etc).

Michael Peppler  -  [EMAIL PROTECTED]  -  http://www.peppler.org/
Sybase DBA/Developer
Sybase on Linux FAQ: http://www.peppler.org/FAQ/linux.html

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