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From: Henrik Edlund <piett at piett dot com>
Subject: Re: Microsfot SQL 7 and Sybperl
Date: Mar 9 1998 7:13PM

On Mon, 9 Mar 1998, Michael Peppler wrote:

> Henrik Edlund wrote:
> > 
> > There are rumors that the next version of MS-SQL (version 7) will have
> > changed protocol. It will no longer work with the Sybase protocol.
> > Anyone know if this is true and if it's true, will Sybperl support it or
> > will Sybperl stay Sybase-only?
> 
> Sybperl links against the Sybase libraries, so by definition it
> will only support the Sybase protocol, and any common backwards
> compatible subset of the MS version of TDS.
> 
> Changing the protocol in MS-SQL 7.x would be a typical MS thing
> to do - you'd need to use the MS tools & libs to use the thing.
> 
> I don't remember if the agreement between Sybase and MS states
> that the servers *must* understand a common subset of the protocol
> (currently the subset is the version of TDS that was used with
> MS/Sybase 4.2).

Could you check that up. I guess you have some connections to pull,
maybe... :-)

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