On Tuesday 28 March 2006 08:09, Dmitry Vasiliev wrote:
> > The getEncoding() approach isn't meaningful with database adapters that
> > accept Unicode strings which is becoming the norm. The idea that database
> > adapters will never be Unicode aware seems to have been embedded into Z3
> > quite deeply though :-(
>
> I guess the 'zope.app.rdb' code is somewhat in beta state so we still need
> to figure out better approaches, interfaces, etc.

It is not beta, it just needs an update. I am going to support any cleanup in 
the area.

> > I guess we can allow getEncoding() to return None
> > for modern database drivers and make Z3 pass through queries as Unicode
> > or ASCII strings to driver in this case. I'm going to want to make the
> > switch to psycopg2 soon, and I think I'll need to sort this out in Z3 at
> > that point.
>
> I think it would be better to add some additional method like
> 'isUnicodeAware()' because 'getEncoding()' which returns None in the case
> of unicode aware adapter seems hackish for me.

This sounds good to me.

> > I'm going to want to make the switch
> > to psycopg2 soon, and I think I'll need to sort this out in Z3 at that
> > point.  I don't know yet if it will be better to maintain a single
> > psycopgda or if it will be better to split it into two products.
>
> I think the single product would be better and more flexible approach, in
> this case we can select better available underlying adapter at setup-time
> or/and at run-time.
>
> By the way, what do you think about the idea of add DB-API2 compliant
> exception hierarchy to 'zope.app.rdb'? Adapters will be responsible to
> translate its exceptions to 'zope.app.rdb' exceptions.

Sounds also good. It would be great if you two could work on a proposal.

Regards,
Stephan
-- 
Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training
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