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Re: Additional Material for Press Page

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Additional Material for Press Page
Date: 2004-10-17 01:53:06
Message-ID: 200410162153.06202.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Saturday 16 October 2004 20:39, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 16, 2004 at 04:58:46PM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Functions:  PostgreSQL functions now support emacs-style $dollar$
> > quoting allowing users to avoid messy nested quotes.  Further, as an
> > benefit of the new Savepoints, PL/pgSQL functions now have limited
> > exception-handling ability using the EXCEPTION clause.
>
> "emacs-style"?  I thought dollar quoting was invented here.  Would it be
> good to detail the enhancements to pl/perl here?  What about pl/php?
>

I think the functionality original came from trying to emulate perl-style here 
documents, but either way as a vi user I now dislike the feature just on the 
insinuation that it is emacs-style :-)

Also I could see documenting pl/perls enhancements here since it is bundled 
with the server, but plphp should not be.

Also, make sure to change it to "Further, as a benefit".

> > Database Design:  Database administrators can now change columns
> > in-place to other compatible data types using ALTER TABLE.
>
> Lose the "compatible"; you can in fact change anything using arbitrary
> transformations.

well, theres certainly a lot of extra hoops if you want to change floats to 
tids, but I agree, that level of detail is fine for the docs but not needed 
here. 

>
> > Links To Other PostgreSQL Resources:
>
> What about a list of externally provided PLs?
>

http://techdocs.postgresql.org/guides/PLLanguages

> > Graphical User Interfaces:
> >  pgAdminIII
> >  phpPGAdmin
> >  pgAccess
>

phpPgAdmin :-)

-- 
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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