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Re: Where is PLbash ??

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Friedrich Dodt <friedrich(dot)dodt(at)efonds24(dot)de>,pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Where is PLbash ??
Date: 2002-06-25 17:54:06
Message-ID: 200206251754.g5PHs6I02066@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Peter, can we add PL/sh into CVS for 7.3?
> 
> I'm kind of against adding PL/sh to CVS, ever; and I believe Peter is
> too, else he'd have done it already.
> 
> I know you will say that PL/sh is not any more dangerous than the
> untrusted versions of plperl and pltcl, but there is a difference.
> PL/sh has *no reason to exist* other than to implement
> non-transaction-safe outside-the-database behavior; there is no safe
> behavior for which it is the preferred tool.  I think making it easily
> available is a bad idea, because people *will* shoot themselves in the
> foot with it.

Well, sending an email is something only PL/sh can do.  I don't see the
point if we document when it should be used.

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