[freetds] Things to do

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Fri Apr 11 17:12:32 EDT 2003

> From: Frediano Ziglio [mailto:freddyz77 at tin.it]
> Sent: April 11, 2003 2:48 PM
> Well there are some things todo IMHO before 0.62 see the light.

These all sound good to me.  

> Charset handling
> - conversion for Sybase
> - conversion for different coding in tds7/tds8 (every 
> different columns)


> - test variable-byte (utf8/big5)

Yes.  Except I don't know if we have to handle stateful encodings.  If your
algorithm is ready for prime time, OK.  

> - test all string length computation and rewrite some code (many code
> assume fixed character conversions)

Much also assumes the first zero byte terminates a string...  And many OS's
don't provide a wide-character equivalent of strlen() et. al.  Makes me wish
for C++ and STL and basic_string<>, but I think we're going to get away with
pointer-to-buffer + count-of-bytes.  

> RPC (I started this work but many things don't still work)
> - finish tests under ctlib (they do not check wrong returned 
> values...)
> - fix ctlib too

Bill is going to continue to send us ct-lib fixes/enhancements.  

I would be happy if 0.62 had *just* any-to-any encodings.  Better RPC would
be nice, too; I might even work on TDS 5.0 RPC packets.  I think client-side
UTF-8 is very important, because of RH8, and I would suggest we cut a
release sooner than later if that becomes a pressing issue.  

> - SQLGetInfo

All of SQLGetInfo?  Or just just what's in TODO?



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