[Catalyst] instantiating persistent DBHs: MyApp.pm? Model?

Todd Harris harris at cshl.edu
Mon Jun 25 00:17:32 GMT 2007

Hi Matt -

Thanks for the tip!  Yep, this makes sense and works well.

I'm still relying on my old code for an oo database with no driver.   
I'm looking to interface more directly with DBIC if possible in the  
future, but for now, things are working as expected.



On Jun 24, 2007, at 2:16 AM, Matt S Trout wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 12:17:27AM -0600, Todd Harris wrote:
>> Hi all -
>> I'm a newb to Catalyst and am trying to retrofit some code into the
>> framework.  In particular, I'm debating about the best place to
>> position some database handles.  Most of these have their own APIs,
>> negating the need for something like CDBI or DBIx::Class;  others are
>> for obscure oo-databases.
>> In the past, I've relied on persistence of globals under mod_perl to
>> establish DBHs to these resources in a tradtional Perl module
>> inheritance layout.   What might be the most appropriate for these
>> under Catalyst?  Should I look to put methods that establish DB
>> connections under MyApp.pm and stash the database handles in $c?
>> Should I subclass Catalyst::Model instead?
> Catalyst::Model::DBI :)
> The code in there is derived from the DBIC storage code so it's  
> more robust
> than anything you're going to write yourself (we have more people  
> breaking
> ours :)
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