[Haskell-cafe] The state of database libraries
dons at galois.com
Mon Jul 7 01:21:03 EDT 2008
> On Jul 4, 2008, at 7:54 AM, Chris Eidhof wrote:
> >1. hdbc. I'd like to connect to MySQL, so I need the ODBC backend. I
> >couldn't get this to work under OS X, while I installed myodbc,
> >which seems to be broken.
> FWIW, I've had good luck with the SQLite3 bindings for HDBC on MacOS
> X. I had a bit of a hiccup with Linux, but that was only because the
> version of SQLite on the Linux box was a bit too old. (3.2.x versus
> 3.4.x on the MacOS box.) With 3.5.9 on the Linux box, everything
> worked swimmingly.
> I haven't tried the MySQL support, but I don't need it.
> The timestamps on the other packages were old enough (~2007 IIRC) that
> I didn't even try 'em.
> Depending on what your application is, you might get more mileage out
> of a binding to CouchDB or some other post-relational storage system.
The YHC guys have a simple CouchDB binding too. I was thinking this
might be a nice project to actually polish up into a comprehensive
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