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Re: Handle MySQL BIT data type in Perl

by virtualsue (Vicar)
on Nov 01, 2005 at 04:07 UTC ( #504477=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Handle MySQL BIT data type in Perl

Are you using MySQL 5.*? The BIT datatype, among other things, has changed since MySQL 4, and it looks to me as though the authors of DBD::mysql haven't had time to release an updated version. MySQL has a large number of changes & new features. If you are just messing around it doesn't matter, but if you are writing real code you have to consider whether you want to risk using a database version that isn't supported yet by the DBI. I wouldn't do it unless forced. Early adoption often leads to a lot of wasted time chasing incompatibilities between key software components as well as breakage due to brittle, non-road-tested new features.

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