[fpc-pascal] Database apps on Debian etc.

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Sun Nov 12 11:55:20 CET 2017

On 12/11/17 09:30, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> On 2017-11-11 18:41, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:> the FPC/Lazarus controls 
> do a good job of presenting a common API> irrespective of what backend 
> server is being used, would it be feasible> to have a "reconnect 
> monitor" or similar to help recover from this sort> of thing?
> You should always program your software with the assumption that a 
> network connection could fail at any point. The ability to try and 
> re-establish the connection should be a standard feature in your 
> applications.  Programming database apps with tiOPF makes that pretty 
> easy. Saying that, using Delphi/Lazarus RAD style development with 
> DB-controls should also be able to allow that - I think.

It's certainly possible to do it, I've done it. Is 
TSQLConnection.KeepConnection intended to automate this?

Mark Morgan Lloyd
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