Plea to developers: Make data for all applications available to scripting languages
giles.jones at zen.co.uk
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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