Greg Smith wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > While I realize experienced people can easily navigate this confusion...
> No, that's the worst part--the more you know and the deeper you dig into 
> it, the more broken you realize the whole thing is.  When one of the 
> best drivers (in some respects) has a web page that looks like this:  
> that doesn't seem so bad at first--but if you're 
> experienced, you know that the page has been in that disturbing state 
> since late 2006.  You start digging into the driver mess, figure you 
> just need to learn how things fit together, but the hole keeps getting 
> bigger as you dig.
> The issues here have already been identified:  the Perl DBI is an 
> excellent spec, while the Python one is so weak everybody ends up 
> needing their own extensions to it.  And then portability *even among 
> Python PostgreSQL drivers* goes out the window.  If somebody built a 
> BSD/MIT licensed driver that replaces every useful feature of all the 
> forks, with no major problems, and a couple of major projects switched 
> over to it (think "Skype" level big), maybe this mess could get 
> resolved.  I think it would take someone already familiar with the major 
> issues involved a couple of months of regular work to make any serious 
> progress on it.

Yes, it is going to take serious time, and it is going to take more than
one person to be involved, but I think there are enough people who care
that something serious can be done to improve its current state.

  Bruce Momjian  <>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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