[geeklog-devel] Fwd: MSSQL Class - SQL Coding
joe at ThrowingDice.com
Fri May 29 20:51:43 EDT 2009
If I may make a suggestion, lib-database (and the database classes
obviously) should help support SQL construction. Currently, for
example, if you want to include mySQL's NOW() function in a query,
you need to code the query for mssql with GETDATE() instead. It would
be nice if lib-database provided some helper functions to remove the
need to do the $sql['mysql'] thing at all. Instead you would say:
$sql = ..... DB_function('now') .....
or something to format dates correctly:
$sql = ...... DB_date($timestamp) ....
Obviously this is something that would need to planned for 1.7 I
guess. But this would be make database agnostic coding much easier in
the future. The trick is identifying what parts are different across
various versions of SQL and making functions for them without knowing
what future dialects will exist.
Also, I don't recommend this for the DDL. Every RDBMS has its own
nearly unique DDL that it just isn't worth it. That's why plugins
have different files for each database.
I still want to know how the pgsql layer is going to handle big text fields....
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