Re: the importance of Pro/C

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Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:22:23 -0700 (PDT)
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[Quoted] On Sep 5, 10:05 am, Hassan Bobo <> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I have discovered this new programming language called Pro/C.

[Quoted] It's not that new, really, and it's not really a language.

> I would like to learn it but I don't know how usefull it is.

[Quoted] It can be very useful to those used to writing C programs and not wishing to learn the semantics of OCI. Pro*C is actually a precompiler  which takes EXEC SQL directives in the C source code and 'translates' them into actual C strutures and library calls.

> Is it something very usefull ?
> How important is it in Oracle system ?

[Quoted] That depends. If you have the time and patience to learn to write OCI programs then it may not be all that useful. On the other hand, if you need to write C programs that access Oracle databases and can't wade through the OCI manuals and climb the fairly steep OCI learning curve then Pro*C can be very important.

> Do all oracle DB users
> absolutely need it ?

[Quoted] Absolutely not. It's a development tool for application coders.

> Thank you in advance.

David Fitzjarrell Received on Fri Sep 05 2008 - 18:22:23 CEST

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