On 1/8/06, Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net> wrote:
> Gregory Brown <gregory.t.brown / gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1/8/06, Joe Van Dyk <joevandyk / gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I've figured that it's probably worth my time to learn how to better
> >> write Ruby extensions (as a way to practice my C).
> >>
> >> Are there any C or C++ libraries out there that someone would
> >> appreciate an open-sourced Ruby extension for?
> >>
> > Improving, expanding, cleaning up and otherwise working on the mysql c
> > binding would certainly be something I'd appreciate.  Though I do not
> > know the status of it's development activity...
>
> I'm not sure about MS SQL bindings but IIRC they use ODBC and hence are only
> present on Windows builts.  If so, integrating http://www.freetds.org then
> would be a good idea.

MS SQL uses ODBC or ADO.
There *is* an ODBC for *nix.  No clue on it's reliability.