[freetds] freeing CONV_RESULT

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Fri May 9 11:30:03 EDT 2003


> From: Dan Podeanu [mailto:pdan at extreme.ro]
> Sent: May 9, 2003 10:13 AM
> 
> One question: what should I use, if not TDSlib directly ?
> (as it appears to mostly work for me) dblib ? Or ?

http://www.schemamania.org/projects/freetds/doc/httpdocs/which_api.html

In contrast to the TDS library, the client libraries have fixed,
vendor-defined APIs.  You're far better off adopting one of them.  They will
make your job easier and -- if we do our job right -- require no changes as
FreeTDS progresses.  (We add functionality all the time, we force changes to
client applications only if we previously misinterpreted the spec.  I don't
remember the last time that happened.)

With the possible exception of dynamic SQL, all functionality in libtds is
available via db-lib, with the others not far behind.  

--jkl


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