Plea to developers: Make data for all applications available to scripting languages

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Sun Sep 16 13:36:15 CEST 2007

On 16 Sep 2007, at 10:04, Jim McDonald wrote:

> Only if the database supports concurrent access by multiple  
> processes, which most don't.  You'd be better off supporting a  
> single standard API to obtain the obvious data such as contacts/ 
> calendar/todos (EDS being the one that I believe that the  
> developers have settled on).
> Which leads to a question: is there some way to extend the  
> information held for each EDS entity so that calendar entries  
> contacts and the like can have additional (arbitrary) fields?

Some databases have a locking mechanism, you can lock the table while  
you update it, the other process would get queued.

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