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Re: [webdatabase] changeVersion should allow all callbacks to be optional

From: Nikunj R. Mehta <nikunj.mehta@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 15:30:37 -0700
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On Sep 2, 2009, at 3:12 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Fri, 28 Aug 2009, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>
>> FWIW, this API is insanely complicated and has way too many  
>> callbacks to
>> keep track of.  It's caused me a lot of confusion and makes using it
>> incredibly complex.
>
> Yeah. Let me know if you have any better ideas. :-)
>

It is a nice way to capture the current situation with the API. On the  
one hand, experienced and sincere programmers such as Lachy are not  
able to use the API and on the other hand, we fail to come up with  
alternatives.

I wonder why we are pushing ourselves (and the hordes of people who  
want to store data in databases) over the metaphorical cliff.

I am working on an alternative (non-SQL, and non-callback craziness).  
It may not be very user-friendly (some waits, some deadlocks), but it  
is at least more programmer-friendly. Some often talk about the  
hypothetical "Web database" programmer as being significantly  
different from the typical database programmer. However, I am not  
going to be able to offer much by means of ideas for a type of person  
that I cannot recognize or understand.

I am hoping to have an initial editor's draft ready this week. I hope  
the WG finds it interesting.

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Nikunj
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