[pmwiki-users] SelectQuery development: database records as pages?

Crisses crisses at kinhost.org
Sat Sep 30 11:14:11 CDT 2006

On Sep 30, 2006, at 10:58 AM, Ben Stallings wrote:

> Crisses wrote,
>> Does anyone object to the use of a tool like ADODB for some recipes?
>> 1) same license as PmWiki 2) 2.7 MB installed (currently) 3) one of
>> the better open-source database abstraction layers 4) supports MANY
>> databases: http://phplens.com/adodb/supported.databases.html (some
>> only on Windows, or with a plug-in)  (may even include LDAP, but
>> they're not very clear on that one)
>> So essentially I'm asking cookbook authors if we can all agree on one
>> database abstraction layer for PmWiki -- for use when we're going to
>> deal with external databases.  It would be quite helpful if we all
>> agreed, and greatly extend the cookbook's support for a variety of
>> data sources.
> Fortunately I saw this before I got too involved with PEAR::MDB2.   
> I'll
> give ADOdb a spin and see if it's easier to install and use.  I'm
> guessing it probably is, based on how many open-source projects have
> used it.  PEAR is a pain.  Thanks, Crisses.  --Ben

I've also found some PEAR packages poorly documented.  I don't think  
Pear::DB is one, but I was able to figure out ADODB -- maybe I can  
make an ADOdb "cheatsheet" sometime :)

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