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DB abstraction
by Joao on Tue 26th Jul 2005 13:11 UTC
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How is Database abstraction in PHP these days btw. ?
When i was looking into it a while ago there was none yet. atleast none native. Has this improved yet or does it still have separate mysql_connect/pgsql_connect variants to get database connectivity ?

This has always been what kept me away from php, aswell as the fact most applications written in php tend to have SQL inside the HTML code.. What makes it really ugly to adapt them to my personal taste. I guess thats what is meant here by the separation between model and view (code and content).. Maybe its not mandatory but it seems to be regular practice. I must honestly say its been a while since i have been looking at php.

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RE: DB abstraction
by unoengborg on Tue 26th Jul 2005 16:56 in reply to "DB abstraction"
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There will be a new native DB abstraction thing in PHP5.1. In the current veresion you have an abstraction layer written in PHP in the pear libraries.

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