On Wednesday 14 January 2004 06:04, Malte Starostik wrote:

> Why is there no modularization in this area, such that it'd be the _normal_
> way not to write things like $dbh = ibase_pconnect( ... ), but $dbh =
> sql_connect( "Firebird", ... )
> and that would internally check if a Firebird/InterBase driver is available
> and if so, use it.
> Surely there are some differences in SQL conformance and syntax extensions,
> but even that could be handled by such a layer to some extent.

Whilst there isn't a builtin database abstraction layer in PHP itself there 
are a number of projects which fills the gap. There's the semi-official 
PEAR-DB, also ADODB and Metabase.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.biz
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