[plt-scheme] No ODBC for DrScheme?

From: Noel Welsh (noelwelsh at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Jul 16 09:30:57 EDT 2009

Most people use open-source databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL, so
the development effort has tended to go there.  SrPersist is an old
library that supports ODBC, but I don't think it has been updated to
the latest PLT Scheme version. Spark Scheme (didn't know about this
till you mentioned it) builds on the old PLT  version 371, so reusing
its driver might be a bit complicated.

That's the current situation. If one were to write a new ODBC driver
it would be simplest to use the foreign.ss FFI.


On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 9:35 AM, misterlight<mister.light at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm learning R6RS Scheme and I would like to use it in some simple
> program at work. I need to connect to some databases (mainly Informix
> and MSSQL) through ODBC but I could not find an ODBC library. I
> googled a lot but it seems that such library does not exists, am I
> blind or is it real? It would be strange that no one needs it...
> It seems that Spark Scheme, built on top of MzScheme, has a built-in
> database and also a generic ODBC interface (see
> http://spark-scheme.wikispot.org/SQL_%26_ODBC). Maybe it's possible to
> use its libraries?
> Thank you for your help
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