DBIx::Class - Related Tables
mark at blackmans.org
Tue Oct 7 09:15:06 BST 2008
On 7 Oct 2008, at 09:03, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> On 7 Oct 2008, at 08:42, Andy Wardley wrote:
>> Dave Cross wrote:
>>> This is probably simple,
>> This is the general problem that I have with ORMs. You have
>> which is a fairly straightforward SQL query but can't figure out
>> how to
>> make the ORM generate the query that you already know you want.
>> It's a bit like using a phrasebook to speak a foreign language.
>> great for ordering a croissant in a cafe, but are ultimately
>> limited and
>> in some cases, can be counter-productive.
> Then what's the benefit of an ORM? (general question, not just to
> you :)
Well, if you have to do a number of operations on data from the DB and
don't want to keep pulling stuff out and then shoving it back in.
Makes for more expressive code *if* the DB data is your primary concern
which it is in most enterprise applications. That's my clumsy answer
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