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Re: [WebDatabase] Database interface (vs. DatabaseSync interface)

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 20:07:43 -0700
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Aaron Boodman <aa@google.com>, public-webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C8436B0A-E6F1-4904-AE04-AC27A9E41124@oracle.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On Jul 27, 2009, at 7:45 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Maciej Stachowiak<mjs@apple.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Jul 27, 2009, at 2:14 PM, Nikunj R. Mehta wrote:
>>> And mine did get awkward, very quickly. I found it really hard to  
>>> keep
>>> myself sane through the development of asynchronous code that  
>>> executes
>>> transactionally and involves multiple sql statements.
>>> My argument is that the program logic gets really complex, really  
>>> fast if
>>> you are doing anything complex using Database. On the other hand,  
>>> if your
>>> logic and SQL needs are really simple, you might as well use the
>>> DatabaseSync interface and pay the price of marshaling and  
>>> unmarshaling,
>>> which may not be that much.
>> Aaron showed that it's pretty complex to implement the marshalling  
>> in a
>> general way on top of Workers and a synchronous interface.
> Also note that an API layered on top of Workers and a synchronous
> interface will still be an asynchronous API.

Understood. I am simply asking to not standardize "something which can  
be easily implemented in JavaScript", until we understand the  
implications of the novel programming model being proposed.

Received on Tuesday, 28 July 2009 03:10:19 UTC

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