Subject Re: FB/PHP Driver
Author quipo_it
--- In, Lester Caine <lsces@...> wrote:
>> OTOH, the PDO driver is not usable:
> Only problem with PDO - it's not a lot of use since you have
> to load the Firebird driver as well to get all the goodies.
> So no one has the need to make it work at all :(


> I have no problems with ADOdb running Firebird and while
> I could use a PDO driver with it, it's not as powerful
> as even the PHP4 version of the Firebird driver so
> perhaps until PDO actually provides cross database
> functions it's not worth wasting time on.

right again. IIRC, one of the reasons that PDO doesn't
have a complete/working Firebird driver is that Ard
(and Lukas and myself) disagreed with its design, that
crippled Firebird features beyond an acceptable state.
The "common ground" of PDO isn't good enough for
every dbms.

BTW: you may want to check PEAR::MDB2 and its
MDB2_Driver_ibase module ;-)