What is performance like using this class? I've gone through the class and
it just seams to be over kill, for a DB API (13 databases).

Are there any time stats showing the different time in using a single DB API
class to the PEAR class.


"Daniel Convissor" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> [This has be cross-posted. Be careful when following up, please.]
> Greetings:
> Crack open the beer, PEAR DB 1.6.0 is here!  (Hey, I'm a bit giddy
> with excitement that my intense work during the past seven weeks
> has come to fruition.)
> For those unfamiliar with PEAR DB, it's a package of PHP classes
> that provide an object oriented API with common methods of accessing
> thirteen of PHP's database driver extensions:
>     dBase, FrontBase, InterBase, Informix, mSQL, MS SQL Server,
>     MySQL, Oracle, ODBC (tested with DB2 and Access), PostgreSQL,
>     SQLite and Sybase.
> Key links for PEAR DB:
> Download:    http://pear.php.net/get/DB
> Change Log:  http://pear.php.net/package-changelog.php?package=DB
> Manual:      http://pear.php.net/manual/en/package.database.php
> Home Page:   http://pear.php.net/package/DB
> Notable changes since 1.5.0RC2 include:
>     * New portability features, making it possible to write
>       applications which can be easily ported between DBMS's.
>     * Tons of bug fixes, making the package actually work for more
>       than just MySQL systems.
>     * Improved error reporting.
>     * Getting prepare/execute to work the same way for all DBMS's
>       and allow escaping of placeholder characters.
>     * Deploying tableInfo() in more drivers and officially moving
>       it from DB_result to DB_common.  See the documentation for
>       proper usage.
>     * Making the test suite simpler to use and work on both
>       windows and *nix platforms.
>     * Various optimizations, several of which were uncovered
>       using Zend Studio's Code Analyzer.
>     * Countless documentation corrections.
>     * Full PHP 5 compatibility.
>     * Requiring PHP to be at version 4.2.0 or higher.
>     * Deprecating quote() and quoteString().
> If you're one of the lucky few people using PHP's mysqli extension,
> do note that the DB file/class has been renamed from mysql4 to mysqli,
> but the online documentation won't reflect this modification until
> they're rebuilt on Sunday.  Similarly, there are a few other features
> and documentation bugs that won't show up there until then either.
> Is Dutch, German or Russian your native language?  The manual needs
> translating into these languages.  Join in by signing up for the
> pear-doc mailing list at http://pear.php.net/support.php.
> For those of you in and around New York City this coming
> Tuesday, February 24th, I'll be giving a presentation about this at
> the NYPHP meeting.  See http://nyphp.org/ for more info.
> If you like the changes I've made to DB since version 1.5.0RC2, make
> a donation: http://www.analysisandsolutions.com/donate/donate.htm
> Enjoy,
> --Dan
> PS:  I'm not on this list/newsgroup.  Just posting this as an
> announcement.  So, if you wish to contact me, please do so directly
> or via cc.
> -- 
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