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Re: [MacPerl] database connectivity....at last!

and to throw in another..... the top line of the DBI.pm pod written by Tim
Bunce is

DBI - Database independent interface for Perl

adam :-)

>At the risk of taking this a bit off topic, let me ask what DBI and DBD
>actually stand for? In the Perl Cookbook, they are described as Database
>Interface and Database Driver, respectively (p. 508), and it seems like
>there's a similar description in the ever popular MPPE (my son swiped my
>copy of the latter, so I can't look at the moment).
>So far, so good, but as some of you may know there's a new book on
>MySQL/mSQL coming out next month and a "beta" chapter about using Perl
>with this stuff is online at
>http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/msql/chapter/ch10-beta.html. In that, the
>authors say
>"DBD/DBI stands for 'DataBase Dependent/DataBase Independent'."
>Maybe I'm nitpicking, but this doesn't sound right and leads me to
>wonder what else is in the book that may be of dubious authority. I was
>going to jump them about this on the reader comments page, but thought
>it would be prudent to run this by you guys to see if the authors are as
>wrong as I suspect.
>I am starting to use MySQL and really hope that this will be a good
>book, but this has me a little leery. So what do you guys think?
>Richard Gordon
>Gordon Consulting & Design
>Database Design/Scripting Languages

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