[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Database Front-End

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From: Brian Stevens <bstevens33@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 20:00:27 -0700
As you may know, the new converter/compiler for FB (known as FBtoC)  
creates C code and compiles it with gcc. While there might be better  
methods ( and I would need to see and review the APIs at a minimum  
before having a clue), it is possible to essentially passthrough  
inline C code in an FB program when using FBtoC. FBtoC does not  
translate it (because it isn't BASIC and doesn't require translation)  
and just passes it to the compiler as is. I'm hedging here about if  
this will work because this is all OTTOMH without any research.

BTW: database support is one area that would really increase the  
broad appeal of FB and elevate it to more of an enterprise tool.   
Anyone want to do the research?

Brian S.

On Jan 17, 2008, at 7:20 PM, Christopher Wyatt wrote:

> Since the MySQL and SQLite API's in C/C++ are published, I would  
> assume the C code could be used to add this functionality to FB?  
> Any thoughts?
> On Jan 17, 2008, at 8:11 PM, Brian Stevens wrote:
>> On Jan 17, 2008, at 3:41 PM, Christopher Wyatt wrote:
>>> My main task when programming is to create database front-ends.  
>>> REALbasic is okay for this, certainly, and you can really do a  
>>> lot with CoreData and Cocoa. Can I do anything with MySQL or  
>>> SQLite using FB?
>> If you mean does FB provide any official support specifically  
>> aimed at MySQL etc., the answer is no. FB is a very flexible  
>> language however, so with appropriate specs for the MySQL API, it  
>> should be possible.
>> Brian S.
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