Subject Chicken & egg problem
Author Blas Rodriguez Somoza

Thinking about this problem I see possible solution but I'm not sure
if it is valid.

Could gpre optionally use a *.gdl file instead of the database? If it
is possible then it seems the build don't need existing databases to run
and the only needed seed are gdl files.

Apparently the information in the database metadata is also in the
.gdl file, and all what we need is an adaptor in gpre that can get metadata
information from a gdl file or from a database.

The lexer and parser included in dudley can be used with some work to
create the gdl adaptor, and the actual gpre code contains the database


Blas Rodriguez Somoza