Re: SQLPLUS driver

From: joel garry <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:43:32 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On Sep 17, 1:43 pm, Palooka <> wrote:
> wrote:
> > sqlplus uses OCI.
> >
> > on unix the sqlplus.exe is linked to the (OCI library)
> > shared library (you can use ldd sqlplus.exe to verify it).
> > on windows it is linked to oci.dll as sybrand mentioned
> > regards
> > srivenu
> All this talk about what is is linked to what, and whether the link is
> dynamic or static is irrelevant; that's just a platform implementation
> issue.

Yeah, but it does show that the OCI is linked in there. I thank srivenu for reminding me of using ldd to look, I had forgotten.

> The fact is that SQL*Plus uses the Oracle Call Interface. Sybrand is
> 100% correct.
> And by the way, executables on *nix don't generally have a .exe suffix.
> That's a Windoze thing.

Given the otherwise decent quality of his post, I thought that was just a typo/brain fart.


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Received on Wed Sep 17 2008 - 18:43:32 CDT

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