James Edward Gray II wrote:
> On May 8, 2007, at 2:20 PM, Ball, Donald A Jr (Library) wrote:
> 
>>> I know the DBI has been handed off at least once.  My
>>> understanding was also that the current maintainers aren't
>>> too interested in resurrecting it.  I agree that it works,
>>> but I'm not so sure not abandonware.  I know there are some
>>> very old bugs in it still not fixed, though they are minor issues.
>>>
>>> Sequel is looking like a pretty promising library to replace
>>> the DBI, but it doesn't yet support Oracle:
>>>
>>> http://sequel.rubyforge.org/
>>
>> Sequel seems to be more oriented towards ORM, competing with
>> ActiveRecord.
> 
> True.  Of course, ActiveRecord can issue low-level queries and return 
> results.  You don't have to use it's high-level ORM layer.  That almost 
> makes it a viable alternative to the DBI, though some features are not 
> present or well exposed from the lower-level.

Last I checked ActiveRecord still did not handle bind parameters, which 
means it's regenerating the execution plan every time it executes a query.

Regards,

Dan