DBD::Mimer is a Perl5 database interface for the Mimer SQL database.
Using this module is one of several ways of accessing Mimer SQL from the Perl programming language. The most portable way is to use DBD::ODBC through a driver manager. The driver manager offers an abstraction layer which improves portability. In some situations, using a driver manager is not feasible. This could be true because you don't want to install a driver manager on your system, or that there is no driver manager available for your type of system.
DBD::Mimer offers the same features as DBD::ODBC but links statically with the Mimer ODBC driver, thus skipping the driver manager.
Most of the code, build scripts and documentation is derived from DBD::ODBC. Development of DBD::Mimer will not extend beyond features offered by DBD::ODBC. This way, anyone using DBD::Mimer can easily switch to DBD::ODBC when a driver manager is preferred.