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Re^4: Modules that significantly contribute to Laziness

by mugwumpjism (Hermit)
on May 25, 2005 at 02:24 UTC ( #460213=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Modules that significantly contribute to Laziness
in thread Modules that significantly contribute to Laziness

Saying CDBI is more lightweight than Tangram, is like saying that DBI is more lightweight than CDBI.

Of course it's more lightweight, but it doesn't provide any real abstractions. CDBI is just another SQL macro library; it just happens to be the most actively developed. It's a very good alternative to raw DBI.

There is a large class of problems for which Tangram can solve easily, and CDBI just has no solution at all. For instance, with Tangram it is very simple to build up "complex" queries without resorting to hacking SQL. Likewise, if you're retrofitting to existing database schemas, Tangram can seem awkward and inept.

However, for building large scale database driven applications from scratch, my personal experience would say that using Tangram in concert with Class::Tangram gives you the most flexibility and adaptability of any currently available database abstraction for Perl 5.

$h=$ENV{HOME};my@q=split/\n\n/,`cat $h/.quotes`;$s="$h/." ."signature";$t=`cat $s`;print$t,"\n",$q[rand($#q)],"\n";

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Re^5: Modules that significantly contribute to Laziness
by Anonymous Monk on May 25, 2005 at 12:52 UTC
    Instead of defending Tangram, just point to http://poop.sourceforge.net/

      Sure. That site could use being wiki-fied, its information is really old...

      $h=$ENV{HOME};my@q=split/\n\n/,`cat $h/.quotes`;$s="$h/." ."signature";$t=`cat $s`;print$t,"\n",$q[rand($#q)],"\n";
        That's a good idea. I'd be happy to host the wiki. Maybe it should be moved to a better domain, like poop.perl.org though. If someone with more tuits wants to do this right now, I can provide the original POD for the comparison document.

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