[Haskell-cafe] HDBC or HSQL

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Wed Jul 25 22:00:05 EDT 2007

> Hello,
> >I don't mean to hijack the thread. Does anyone have experience in
> >using either HDBC or HSQL with Microsoft SQL server?
> >
> I use HDBC with MS SQL Server, Sybase, and Oracle. I use the ODBC
> bindings. I am running on both a windows XP machine and a linux
> machine (although I haven't been able to get Oracle connectivity on
> the linux machine).
> When I started this project, I tried both HSQL and HDBC. I managed to
> connect to MS SQL Server, via ODBC, with both systems without
> problems. I ultimately chose to go with HDBC because I like the
> interface better (but this was a purely subjective decision).

Would you go as far to say that when new programmers ask which database
binding to use, we should _recommend_ HDBC then?  (As we do gtk2hs, for
the gui libraries).

-- Don

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