-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Sunday May 17, 2009, Michael Brown wrote: > The wiki document for the experimental branch now suggests the use of a > database abstraction layer. I propose the use of an object relational > mapper to accomplish this abstraction. This has the advantage of being > extremely easy to use, less code needs to be written, therefore fewer > errors will result. The con to an object relational mapper is performence > during bulk database operations. This should not be an issue because vcl > performs no large transactions. > > Does the community agree that any future major proposals should include a > database abstraction layer using an object relational mapper because of the > above advantages?
This part of the community (me) doesn't agree with any implementation details of the so called "experimental branch" until we've had good discussion about problems with VCL in its current form and seriously looked at how those problems could be fixed without doing a complete rewrite. (I put "experimental branch" in quotes because a branch implies being a derivative work of trunk, but in this case it is a completely separate architecture designed without the input of those that developed the existing codebase.) I suggest work on this "experimental branch" halt until the community can come together on this issue instead of being fractured any further. Josh - -- - ------------------------------- Josh Thompson Systems Programmer Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) North Carolina State University josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu 919-515-5323 my GPG/PGP key can be found at pgp.mit.edu -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFKEW2TV/LQcNdtPQMRAsREAJ9bcdCZRlgqaUR410njudbKln5YRQCbBEtt PWAY2YWVpxc1qBmhKctwR/0= =dapR -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----