[Zope-DB] [Q] Officially abandon "SQL-null -> Missing.Value mapping"

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 02 Dec 2002 20:28:05 +0100

Dieter Maurer wrote:
> I suggest that we officially abandon and deprecate the
> "SQL-null" to "Missing.Value" mapping in favour of the much
> more usable "SQL-null <-> Python None" mapping.


I just made this official for the mxODBC Zope DA. Anyone who
wishes to test driver this Zope DA, just drop me line and I'll
sign you up to the egenix-tests mailing list which has the
download links and install instructions.

BTW, the mapping is official w/r to the Python DB-API and
I don't really see why Zope couldn't adapt more of the
suggestions in that spec, e.g. it may be worthwhile to
expose the native DB-API compatbile database connection objects
via a new standard Zope DB interface such as
zope_connection.dbapi(). That would give us a quick way of
exposing all the nice goodies without having to go through
the standardization process for 10+ new methods.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
CEO eGenix.com Software GmbH
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