Php – Pear DB library


I am a noob to PHP can anyone explain me whats Pear DB library with a practical use?


Best Solution - PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.

EDIT(to the first answer):

Except DB abstraction packeges PEAR library contains huge amount of useful classes for work with XML, CURL etc. Full list of maintained packeges is available here.

BTW, PEAR stands for PHP Extension and Application Repository