Using DBI methods

Bradley Baetz bbaetz at
Tue Aug 20 04:20:26 UTC 2002

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, MattyT wrote:

> Bradley Baetz wrote:
> We should probably have a standard include for non-CGIs, as well as for
> CGIs.

Right, but thats a separate issue which I don't want to deal with now
> > If you object to the removal of any of the above please let me know ASAP.
> Would it be possible to do transparent SQL emulation by overriding DBI
> objects, ie could you deal with things like transactions, REPLACE INTO,
> subselects, etc, in a transparent way?  We could definitely do these
> things explicitly, by providing subs for them as we were intending, but
> transparent would be nice.

No, the DBI doesn't have any functionality to work arround database 
servers which can't handle subselects and other basic SQL features.

Stuff like transaction support is handled by DBI, but it has to be
explicit because the programmer has to tell it when to being/end the 


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