[Laszlo-dev] For your review: Laszlo Database API spec version 1.1
gbevin at uwyn.com
Fri Nov 4 16:44:34 PST 2005
>> Hi Max,
>> I'm still wondering why you put SQL inside the model. If you only
>> declare abstract methods with arguments, what use it is to have
>> SQL attached to it?
> There are now two types of methods - native and SQL. The SQL in
> SQL methods is literally used for the WHERE clause for SQL methods
> statements to provide record-level access. The client doesn't have
> any way to access this SQL - it can only send arguments for
> methods, regardless of if those methods are type native or SQL.
Yes, but what why do you need to make the distinction, and why do you
need to push SQL into the server-side generated model data? Are the
declaration of abstract methods with a signature not sufficient?
>> I also have another remark, I think you should formalize the
>> types that are supported for the fields and standardize again on
>> a standard set for this and reduce the DB-specific types (like
>> text for example). Some material:
> Good point. We'll need to do this for the client-side
> implementation. In the end, types will need to be coerced by the
> client, depending on what types are supported by the runtime.
> it on all on the server makes sense. If we want to support other
> client languages (I think we do), then this will have issues, e.g.
> ECMA only has number, but Java has float and int. It does make
> sense to standardize on the server though, to cut client-side
> mapping work down. I'll think about this...
>> I also have trouble of seeing why Callbacks should be specified
>> in the spec. Isn't that totally server-side?
> Yes - it is totally server side. The spec is all server-side. The
> client-side portion still needs to be written up and built...
So ... what is the purpose in this spec?
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