[Twisted-Python] twisted enterprise versus other OR tools

Dave Peticolas dave at krondo.com
Mon May 24 23:14:24 EDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 10:14, Kevin Koym wrote:
> I have been recently looking at Twisted Enterprise.  I am wondering-
> Is there any other object /relational persistence mechanisms that are 
> closer to
> - php's propel http://propel.phpdb.org/
> - apache's torque
> I like the idea of having a lighter weight system, which it seems that 
> twisted's enterprise provides, but I miss not having some of the 
> modeling capabilities of these other tools vis a vis twisted 
> enterprise.  I am wondering what is planned for its future, or perhaps, 
> given my newness to python, perhaps I am looking at the wrong tool for 
> object persistance into relational databases?  Are there others that are 
> used on a higher end for lots more classes?  Given that the Java world 
> has so many of these tools for object - relational mapping (versus 
> pulling rows out of tables separate of business objects), I expect that 
> there is another in the python world that I have missed (whether it is 
> twisted.enterprise or otherwise).
> Any thoughts appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Kevin
> PS my bias is towards Apple's (formerly NeXT's) enterprise objects.  If 
> you have a suggestion that hits close to it, please let me know.

There are no current plans for expanding twisted.enterprise
(I am the current maintainer), but that doesn't mean the
possibility is closed off. However, have you looked at PEAK?
While not yet stable, it does seem to be aiming to support a
fuller relational-object mapping.


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