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15.4 ORM problem

ORM stands for Object Relational Mapping, which is a popular approach to handle relational DB nowadays, especially for Object-Oriented Programming.

Of course, Guile has it’s own Object System named GOOPS. Users can use OOP with it. And it’s possible to implement ORM in GNU Artanis as well.

However, FP fans realized that they don’t have to use OOP if they can use FP features reasonably.

Besides, there’re some critics about ORM:

Here are some known ways to solve ORM related problems:

Basically, GNU Artanis has no ORM yet, and maybe never will. GNU Artanis is trying to experiment new ways to solve the problems of ORM.

GNU Artanis provides three ways to complete this mission. All of them, are experimental at present.