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Database interface for Perl 6
Perl6

README.pod

NAME

DBIish - a simple database interface for Rakudo Perl 6

SYNOPSIS

    use v6;
    use DBIish;

    my $dbh = DBIish.connect("SQLite", :database<example-db.sqlite3>, :RaiseError);

    my $sth = $dbh.do(q:to/STATEMENT/);
        DROP TABLE nom
        STATEMENT

    $sth = $dbh.do(q:to/STATEMENT/);
        CREATE TABLE nom (
            name        varchar(4),
            description varchar(30),
            quantity    int,
            price       numeric(5,2)
        )
        STATEMENT

    $sth = $dbh.do(q:to/STATEMENT/);
        INSERT INTO nom (name, description, quantity, price)
        VALUES ( 'BUBH', 'Hot beef burrito', 1, 4.95 )
        STATEMENT

    $sth = $dbh.prepare(q:to/STATEMENT/);
        INSERT INTO nom (name, description, quantity, price)
        VALUES ( ?, ?, ?, ? )
        STATEMENT

    $sth.execute('TAFM', 'Mild fish taco', 1, 4.85);
    $sth.execute('BEOM', 'Medium size orange juice', 2, 1.20);

    $sth = $dbh.prepare(q:to/STATEMENT/);
        SELECT name, description, quantity, price, quantity*price AS amount
        FROM nom
        STATEMENT

    $sth.execute();

    my $arrayref = $sth.fetchall_arrayref();
    say $arrayref.elems; # 3

    $sth.finish;

    $dbh.disconnect;

DESCRIPTION

The DBIish project provides a simple database interface for Perl 6.

It's not a port of the Perl 5 DBI and does not intend to become one. It is, however, a simple and useful database interface for Perl 6 that works now. It looks like a DBI, and it talks like a DBI (although it only offers a subset of the functionality).

It is based on Martin Berends' MiniDBI project, but unlike MiniDBI, DBDish aims to provide an interface that takes advantage of Perl 6 idioms

INSTALLATION

    $ panda install DBIish

DBDish CLASSES

Until there is a benefit in doing it otherwise, the DBDish drivers stay and install together with the main DBIish.pm6 in a single project.

Currently the following backends are supported

Pg (Postgresql)

Supports basic CRUD operations and prepared statements with placeholders

    my $dbh = DBIish.connect('Pg', :host<db01.yourdomain.com>, :port(5432),
            :database<blerg>, :user<myuser>, :$password);

SQLite

Supports basic CRUD operations and prepared statements with placeholders

    my $dbh = DBIish.connect('SQLite', :database<thefile.sqlite3>);

mysql

Supports basic CRUD operations. Emulates prepared statements by escaping and interpolating strings.

    my $dbh = DBIish.connect('mysql', :host<db02.yourdomain.com>, :port(3306),
            :database<blerg>, :user<myuser>, :$password);
    # Or via socket:
    my $dbh = DBIish.connect('mysql', :socket<mysql.sock>,
            :database<blerg>, :user<myuser>, :$password);

TESTING

The initial test script is merely a concatenation of all the scripts in the Perl 5 DBD::mysql test suite, translated to Perl 6. It's not efficient but indispensable to assess coverage of the existing DBI feature set. Only about 15% of the suite has been converted so far, with 86 tests passing, 0 todo and 0 skipped.

The test suite will change to eliminate the current slowness and redundancy. It will contain general tests as well as tests for particular databases. The aim is to make the suite demonstrate portable and non portable operations.

ROADMAP

Add some more drivers. Improve robustness of all drivers. Improve the test suite. Attract more contributors.

Integrate with the DBDI project (http://github.com/timbunce/DBDI) once it has sufficient functionality.

SEE ALSO

The Perl 6 Pod in the doc:DBIish module. The Perl 5 doc:DBI and doc:DBI::DBD.

This README and the documention of the DBIish and the DBDish modules are in the Pod6 format. It can be extracted by running

    perl6 --doc <filename>

Or, if Pod::To::HTML is installed,

    perl6 --doc=html <filename>

COPYRIGHT

Written by Moritz Lenz, based on the MiniDBI code by Martin Berends.

See the CREDITS file for a list of all contributors.

LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2009-2012, the DBIish contributors All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

 * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
   this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

 * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
   notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
   documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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