Re: SQLPLUS driver

From: Palooka <>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 22:05:53 +0100
Message-ID: <RAdBk.21045$NK.13385@newsfe30.ams2>

joel garry wrote:
> 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.

Joel, you are quite right. The tone of my response was inappropriate. Srivenu, I apologise.

Palooka Received on Sat Sep 20 2008 - 16:05:53 CDT

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