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DBIx-Abstract (1.005) ***

The primary benefit of this module is the ability to express SQL syntax in a Perlish way. This makes for handy shortcuts for 'WHERE' clauses, as well as inserts and updates.

However, the module does too much beyond this-- It has a number of functions which are simply wrappers around DBI calls, adding needless complexity. While this module is handy for quickie "INSERT" and "UPDATE" statements, I find SQL::Abstract is a cleaner, simpler alternative. SQL::Abstract focuses soley on generating SQL syntax from Perl syntax. This gives you more control of your interaction with DBI, and makes for code that is easier to debug.

Mark Stosberg - 2003-09-23T11:19:48 (permalink)

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