The Xbase++ DatabaseEngine Foundation
This chapter describes the concepts of the Xbase++ DatabaseEngine and many aspects of its use. Contrary to other Xbase development environments, there is not a single monolithic database driver in Xbase++ (even one that is replaceable such as a Replaceable Database Driver, or "RDD"). Instead, Xbase++ uses the concept of a "database engine" ("DBE"), which consists of individual components. These components are objects which make services (methods) available for data and file management. The individual components can be assembled into a compound DBE. With this modular concept the programmer has the flexibility to access the various database models available today, as well as any model in the future.
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