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Re: Fwd: Current with Oracle backend


Author theslack
Full name Jack Neely
Date 2006-09-01 10:07:06 PDT
Message On 9/1/06, Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl> wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 around 11:14:13 -0400, Jack Neely wrote:
> > >Well, the interface does not seem to change a lot,
> > > db -> connection -> cursor -> execute.
> > >They do claim to have an exceutemany, which in some cases could
> > >really be useful!
> > ><pauze>
> > >It does seem to be more general in use, translating the
> > >queries and stuff to the selected engine on the fly.
> > >Not a lot of work though...
> > >
> >
> > Folks,
> >
> > Seems I hadn't quite gotten to the part where SQLAlchemy documents how
> > to execute standard SQL. Which does make it less work than having to
> > port SQL to the python sql constructors. Could it be setup has
> > another database type?
> Well, probably, but we will be missing out on lots of features we
> than can't use because we need to program for the stupidest interface :(
> (like the use of the ?-bindings and executemany)
> Whereby sqlalchemy seems to have a feature rich interface and does the
> translating to 'stupid' databases below the surface.
> > Here's the thing: For this dev cycle (and my own goals) I don't have
> > time to do any major re-work of the database layer. I am interested
> > in SQLAlchemy and if I was starting from scratch now, that's probably
> > what I would use. So, if folks want to work on a SQLAlchemy branch I
> > will be supportive. But I don't see accepting it until the next dev
> > cycle.
> But... Err, how to put this. We are already 2+ years in dev cycle 1.7.x?
> What will be the timeframe for 1.9.x? I mean if we have to wait like
> 1.5 years, than its not worth the effort to track the changes in the
> base 1.7 to the SQLAlchemy branch.
> I think, before we go anyfurther, we need to see how big an impact
> it will be. Judging for the docs, it's a low-level impact. So, i'm
> willing to wrap up a little patch during the weekend so we know what
> we are talking about. The decision to include it yes/no can than be
> made on more facts.

I'd definitely like a better idea of the size of the impact. Thanks.

I need channels + yum + website to tackle whats coming down the pipe.
That's what I'd like 1.8 to be. Hopefully, sooner rather than later.
The 1.8.0 goals are in the TODO file...which I did just tweak
slightly. That's what I'm trying to stick with.

I really do appreciate folks' help and patches. Its a big project. :-)

> > Also, all the filesystem scanning/manipulation needs to come out of
> > currentdb.py and go into the Application layer. Something else to
> > keep in mind.
> Like putting _scanfilesystem and consorts in channels.py?
> (It still seems like lots of bouncing between app-layer and db-layer)
> Take for example the join I do in updateInstaledPackages(), do I need
> to replace that with 2 calls from the app layer to get the installed
> and package nvre's. Do the sort and do yet another third db-call to put
> the information back?

No, this is fine. You've got the right idea.

The filesystem manipulations are at this point pretty intertwined with
the database. However, its a significant part of the code in
currentdb.py and I feel goes beyond being data-centric. Its something
I need to spend time thinking about how to handle. So its not
happening soon.


> Dont get me wrong, I'm all for seperation of logic and db, but some
> data-centric stuff seems ok in the db-layer.
> Comments?
> Met vriendelijke groet,
> Pauline Middelink
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Fwd: Current with Oracle backend theslack Jack Neely 2006-08-31 10:30:11 PDT
     Re: Fwd: Current with Oracle backend Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl> Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl> 2006-09-01 03:25:09 PDT
         Re: Fwd: Current with Oracle backend theslack Jack Neely 2006-09-01 08:14:13 PDT
             Re: Fwd: Current with Oracle backend Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl> Pauline Middelink <middelink at polyware dot nl> 2006-09-01 09:05:00 PDT
                 Re: Fwd: Current with Oracle backend theslack Jack Neely 2006-09-01 10:07:06 PDT
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