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=begin pod =head1 NAME MiniDBI - a simple database interface for Rakudo Perl 6 =head1 DESCRIPTION The roadmap for DBI v2 L<http://search.cpan.org/~timb/DBI/Roadmap.pod> published in November 2004 laid out database plans for Perl 5 and 6. Specifically there is a Parrot DBDI project that will give the same DBD facilities to all Parrot based languages. See also http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.language/2005/07/msg22054.html Because no code is available yet, MiniDBI plans to temporarily fill the gap, being a subset of the Perl 5 DBI v1 in Perl 6. Although this not on the DBI v2 roadmap, let's say if it looks like a DBI, and it talks like a DBI, then it is a DBI. The links above suggest that some of the development done here might even become part of the official DBI v2! =head1 DBD CLASSES Until there is a benefit in doing it otherwise, the MiniDBD drivers stay and install together with the main MiniDBI.pm6 in a single project. The first DBD is for MySQL, there will probably soon be SQLite, Postgres and FreeTDS. An AnyData driver for memory or file formats such as YAML or XML is also planned. =head1 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. =head1 ROADMAP Add some DBDs. Improve the test suite. Attract more contributors. =head1 STATUS The MySQL driver performs CRUD operations. Testing with production data is urgently needed. Testers, please volunteer! =head1 BUGS Numbers with decimal points are passed to the database server as quoted strings, because of far-too-simple checking in execute(). =head1 SEE ALSO The Perl 6 Pod in the L<doc:MiniDBI> module. The Perl 5 L<doc:DBI> and L<doc:DBI::DBD>. This README and the documention of the MiniDBI and the MiniDBD modules are in the proposed Pod6 format. The reasons are that Perl 6 does not allow any other kind of Pod, and that Pod6 needs more examples. View it with an appropriate formatter if your system has one. =head1 LICENSE and COPYRIGHT Use these files at your risk and without warranty. Give due credit if you do. Written by Martin Berends. =end pod