On Monday 12 September 2005 03:27, Chris Withers wrote: > Stephan Richter wrote: > > 1. Parse the DSN to the various DB package formats. One of the big > > problems of Python's DB API is that it does not specify a unified > > connection mechanism, while Zope 3 does, which is a very good thing. > > Oh :-( That sucks. Is there a DBAPI sig for python that we should be > talking to about getting that fixed?
There is a sig and we could try. But I have *very* little hope that such a proposal would come to fruition. Most applications don't really care about supporting many DB backends. > > 2. Advanced DA implementations support much more datatype conversion than > > the default database connection package. > > Yes, but it's inconsistency between DAs on this front that causes > problems... Well, the Python DB-API is even worse and does not even try to specify type returns. I agree, maybe we should create a recommendation for Zope 3 DB adapters. > > For example, a good DB adapter should always ensure > > that all datetimes have pytz timezones associated with them. > > Exactly, which is why that kind of stuff should be in a central place. > What happens if a DA DOESN'T do this when someone is expecting it to? > (the other common problematic type is that of an SQL NULL) Well, I would love to see a draft on a Zope 3 DA standardization. > That said, surely it'd be a good thing if all this stuff was in one > place for Zope 3? Of course. :-) Regards, Stephan -- Stephan Richter CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student) Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com