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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

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| At this stage of the game, I think a pure Ruby PostgreSQL (and MySQL)
| interface has some serious advantages over struggling with numerous C
| compilers for Windows, Mac, Solaris, etc.

No kidding. Looking at the ruby-installer ML, most of the difficulties
are with Ruby's *external* dependencies (readlines in particular).

And these issues cascade, for example, into PostgreSQL (some OpenSSL
dependency weirdness, I take it from Luis) in conjunction with Ruby.

Unfortunately, I don't know how one should implement pure Ruby
implementations since PostgreSQL and others would need to provide a Ruby
interface (at least, as far as I can see). Ah, the joy of interop..

On one level it sounds fun, on the actual implementation levels, I'm
getting greys hairs just looking at the matter.

Sadly, when it comes to C, I'm an end-user of provided binaries, as C
makes my head hurt just by reading C, so I can't be of much help to
Luis' efforts. :(

I have to get some C skills under my belt, methinks.

However, the OCI is making progress in switching away from VC6.0, though
progress is slow.


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