Philip Hallstrom wrote:

> I don't want to start a war, but last time I looked PHP had native support
> for every database I'd ever heard of including Oracle, SQLServer, etc...
> Just don't want the guy doing the report that php is database limited...

"Native" support can mean different things, I think.  "Native" to the language?  

Not really - there are wrapper functions which can be compiled in which 
wrap around third party libraries to give PHP access to those libraries.

The windows port comes with many DLLs, but that's just it - they are 
DLLs.  If I use a DLL to create a graphic in ASP, everyone points out 
that you have to use all these "third party modules" whereas PHP can do 
it 'natively', which is at best an unfair comparison.

If PHP had 'native' support for SQLServer, I wouldn't have to go fetch 
and compile the freetds library to get SQLServer connections to work 
under Linux.

Michael Kimsal
PHP Training Courses

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