Good initiative - the more ways to connect, the better, IMHO.


On 26/04/15 23:00, Henrik Sarvell wrote:
> Hi list, I'm announcing this at a very early stage, earlier than I
> would like to, in case someone else is also thinking about doing a
> MySQL wrapper, to avoid duplicate work.
>
> I'm not doing this because I think that MySQL is in any way a better
> alternative than the native DB functionality, rather the opposite.
>
> The main reasoning is that it might help adoption of the language as
> I've come to believe that how the data is stored could be as big a
> hurdle to switch as the language switch itself - for many
> organisations - if they can keep their data as it is (to begin with)
> half the battle might already be won.
>
> PicoLisp with MySQL is still better than say PHP with MySQL.
>
> It also helps in migrating from MySQL to the native DB.
>
> It's all inspired by Alex Williams' nice and instructive use of the
> native stuff here: http://aw.github.io/picolisp//2015/02/22/nanomsg/
>
> And I couldn't have managed without AB's writeup here:
> http://software-lab.de/doc/native.html
>
> Without further ado:
> https://bitbucket.org/hsarvell/ext/src/default/mysql.l?at=default
>
> Note that you can't just run with the file linked to above, you need
> the mysql.so file in the ext/so folder too.
>
> If no one beats me to it I will do some more work on this one in the
> future and will announce here when there's something to show.

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