[freetds] Cursors in freetds
Lowden, James K
LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Wed Jun 23 12:38:20 EDT 2004
> From: Thompson, Bill D
> Sent: June 23, 2004 12:11 PM
> I've got a patch ready to submit, which gives us full access
> to server side cursors through the ct-library API.
> This enables us to handle multiple active result sets through a single
Holy functionality, Batman!
> As this is one of the trumpeted features of ADO.NET 2.0 , I
> think we should
> be pretty chuffed about being able to do it too!
I don't know what "chuffed" is, but, OK, if you say so. You know, if you guys keep making up slang, we're never going to learn it all.
> I know it sounds like a radical departure, but I would like to "walk
> through" the design of this with any interested parties
> before unleashing the patch on an unsuspecting world.
> I'd also like to know how this fit in with the ODBC driver -
> will it enhance
> our implementation significantly to have cursors available ?
ODBC distiguishes between client-side and server-side cursors. As both ODBC and ct-lib are generic database interface descriptions, it seems ODBC would want to use what you've added to ct-lib.
> I'll prepare an outline document on how I've changed things, and why.
> I'll forward it to interested parties, so if you consider
> yourself to be one of those, just let me know.
If it's a document about changes to the design, maybe just post it to the list? If it's a description of the cursor-handling design that will live into the future, we could add it to the distribution ("cursors.txt"). In any case, we should put something in NEWS and/or README; this is a major new feature (along with ct-blk) for 0.63.
In any case, please consider me an interested party. ;-)
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