February 22, 2012
Hello!

We're considering what would be the optimal way way to resolve "object-relational impedance mismatch" problem in our application which we would like to write using D language.

Considering it's planned to be multi-platform desktop GUI app and have extensive research capabilities available for learning & studying purposes - it means to be able to put queries against the whole database of available data - we are thinking that using embedded database - sqlite3 -  as application's natural storage format would be a nice fit. Sqlite3 offers robust format available for multiple platforms.

Moreover, having RDBMS could greatly simplify the code handling all kinds of queries againsta the data which would be required to write otherwise.

Otoh, here we come to the well-known "object-relational impedance mismatch" problem and wonder how to resolve it, iow.:

a) we are not aware of any ORM available for D, so using relational data model + D with its OOP paradigm, means to resolve the mismatch by hand by writing required ORM

b) use relational model "as it is", leave OOP (in D) behind, but we
wonder whether such approach makes sense in the language which is
higher-level than C. (E.g. Fossil SCM written in C uses sqlite3 as
storage format.)

c) several papers/posts which we read before and recently (like "Functional-Relational Impedance Match" Eric Meijer's The Confessions of a Used Programming Language Salesman) tend to suggest that using relational data model goes better with FP languages or that the latters can overcome the above mismatch problem better, which would lead to putting D's FP capabilites to extreme or

d) something else?


I can provide more details about the nature of the problem or application's specification if required, but we also wonder how to resolve it in general using D which advertises as "offers classic polymorphism, value semantics, functional style, generics, generative programing, contract programming, and more — all harmoniously integrated"?


Sincerely,
Gour

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February 22, 2012
Application spec is one thing, ORM spec is another.
February 22, 2012
On Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:46:59 +0100
"Kagamin" <spam@here.lot> wrote:

> Application spec is one thing, ORM spec is another.

Sure. Considering that there are no ORM for D, afaik, I'm interested what would be wise to do in D, in a genaral case when one has relational data model:

a) usee OOP in D and try to write/use some ORM to solve impedance problem

b) use relational model and (probably) just write procedural code

c) attempt to write more FP code which might be better marriage between relational model and the code or

d) something else?

If you believe that the answer is too dependant on the application spec, I might provide it, but wanted to spare the audience from many possibly not relevant details.


Sincerely,
Gour

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