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Fri Mar 17 12:01:56 EST 2006
Gustavo Córdova Avila wrote: > Well, it could be, "but". MySQL differs from the SQL standard in > certain small but important ways (please google for more info, let's not > turn this into a PostgreSQL vs. MySQL flamefest), but the thing is that, > if you tie down your project with MySQL, you're going to have to work on > it quite a bit to get it *off* MySQL. Perhaps, but since MySQLdb uses the Python Database API, the situation is markedly improved compared to migrating from PHP's internal mysql commands (and even PHP now has PEAR:DB to use instead). Database independence is still somewhat of a holy grail, but a well-designed modular approach and the use of a database abstraction layer can go a long way in any language.