Working both with Firebird SQL and PDO (but not yet at the same time) I am interested in the combination of both.
According to the documentation the extension is still in experimental status, but I was still curious about how far it has progressed. I decided to redo the experiments Lorenzo Alberton did in an article in 2006.
I performed these tests on PHP Version 5.3.6 with Firebird 2.5 on a Windows 7 machine.
Here is the guide updated to current ubuntu releases also one thing to notice is php pdo is now core module and should not be installed from pecl repository
Do they exist? Do they make you money (or in the case of Firebird meaningfully extend your community)? Would you be unhappy if support would be dropped in PHP 5.3, in PHP 6.0? Do you have ressources to prevent this from happening, by taking ownership of the code in question?
Why not just do the “right thing” ™:
– Have PDO2 in core, including all the drivers that don’t require a CLA
(MySQL, and assume also pgsql, sqlite, firebird…).
– All things that require a CLA somewhere else.tm):