[development] Any solution for solving DB reserved wordconflict?

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Feb 19 01:57:47 UTC 2008

On Monday 18 February 2008, David Durham, Jr. wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2008 2:19 PM, David Durham, Jr. <david.durham.jr at gmail.com> 
> > On Feb 18, 2008 2:07 PM, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> > > An ORM requires a query builder.  A query builder alone is not an ORM. 
> > > I don't think we need/want a complete database-ORM, but a query builder
> > > is very valuable to have.
> >
> > I know what you're saying, but a single query builder doesn't seem to
> > suffice.  You need one for mysql, postgres .. etc.
> forgot to mention that something as seemingly trivial as join tables
> can required different sql.  Think someone brought up a point about
> the new version of postgres requires casts when the datatypes used to
> join are different.

First, there's only so far a database can customize its syntax before it 
doesn't count as SQL anymore. :-)  

Second, please have a look at the database_query_builder.inc file in the pdo 
directory of my sandbox.  (My CVS name is crell.)  It should handle any 
reasonably standard SQL database, and is fully overridable for a specific 
database type using simple class inheritance.  I am working on the patch to 
integrate it into core, which I hope to have ready for testing by the end of 
the week.  At that point I welcome feedback on its compatibility with other 

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