[Typo3] T3 on PostgreSQL

Michael Scharkow mscharkow at gmx.net
Fri Jun 24 14:14:56 CEST 2005

Marcel Douwstra wrote:
> I was wondering, sparked by this thread, why no database abstraction 
> layer is used in Typo3?

DBAL exists and works with 3.8 like a charm. Where have you been in the 
last months?

> This kinda explains to me why a load of extensions use mysql functions 
> directly (I believe I even saw Kasper doing so in a tutorial).

Maybe you might remember that these videos are more than 2 years old.

> So again, concretely these 2 questions :
> - Why is there no database abstraction layer in typo3?

There is.

> - Why should we use the t3lib_DB functions if this doesn't really 
> improve the scalability of your extension?

Because it improves the portability of your extension?


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