[web-devel] persistent and mysql

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Tue Apr 26 18:50:44 CEST 2011

Let me clarify three things:

1) I started on a MySQL backend a while ago, and didn't do much work on it.
2) Someone else (I won't point fingers, he can stand up himself if he
chooses) is working on a MySQL backend.
3) Adding arbitrary backends is very easy, *except* for migration
support. So it's within the realm of reason to create a HDBC-generic
backend, sans migration support.

In fact, the PostgreSQL backend is basically an HDBC backend already;
if this is a feature people will actually use, let's do it.


On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:33 PM, Nikitiskiy Dmitriy <nick at bel.ru> wrote:
> I vote for ODBC support with GenericSql.
> ODBC will allow many other databases support.
> 26.04.2011 19:02, Greg Weber wrote:
>> it doesn't compile. Perhaps a day's work to get it going. Postgresql and
>> sqlite both use a GenericSql module that MySQL can also use. Either way,
>> there are already example SQL backends. You are the first haskeller I have
>> seen show interest in MySQL for a new project, which is the main reasons why
>> that backend is bit-rotting.
>> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 1:17 AM, Max Cantor <mxcantor at gmail.com
>> <mailto:mxcantor at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>    I've heard that there is a mysql backend in development for persistent.
>>  what is its current status?  before you start telling me how postgres is
>> better, let me say that I know it is.  but, the AWS RDS implementation of
>> MySQL is very compelling and kind of makes up for the differences..
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