[ruby-oci8-devel] About XML DB support in Ruby-OCI8
liming.lian at oracle.com
Tue Mar 11 23:25:35 EDT 2008
I am looking into XML DB support in Ruby-OCI8. It is apparent the
existed code in xmldb.c only implements part of this functionality. And
it is quite standalone and focuses only on how to construct REXML
objects from XML data. The missing parts are: defining new data type of
XMLType for binding, operating XML data in database and some other
functions related to OCI operations.
Another issue I concern is that, the XML DB support depends on XMLDB
development toolkit(XDK). We have to check the host environment to
determine if the XDK is available in the configuration phase. To check
prerequisite of XDK installation, I think we have to change the
ext/oci8/extconf.rb or ext/oci8/oraconf.rb a little bit to generate
proper Makefile for compiling oci8lib.
Before taking further step into improving XML DB support in OCI8, I
would like to know your thoughts including how did you previously plan
to design xmldb.c, what's the difficulties you have ever met, and does
this module depends on any other parts in Ruby-OCI8. I believe those
information is a great of importance to me.
Thanks in advance!
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