Forum OpenACS Development: Re: OACS 6 and beyond

32: Re: OACS 6 and beyond (response to 1)
Posted by Patrick Giagnocavo on
I think Jade has a good point.

Possibly using awk, m4, or even TCL as a macro language, perhaps code for both Oracle and Postgres could be developed at the same time from the same set of higher-level macro definitions. Adding support for a third database (DB2? SapDB a/k/a MySql MAX-5?) would then be a case of porting the table definitions and the macro language.

This would reduce simple errors like mis-spellings and possibly lead to a series of tests that could be auto-generated as well.

Posted by Andrei Popov on
To put it another way -- sort of re-implement Rails in Tcl. That would be a good thing, btw. Also supporting "proper" databases like PG and Oracle would set OACS aside once again from a MySQL clout...