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Re: FAQ on Embedding Postgres

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>,PostgreSQL Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: FAQ on Embedding Postgres
Date: 2008-03-05 17:41:26
Message-ID: 20080305174126.GM19860@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 12:35:53PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > Richard Huxton wrote:
> >> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > David Fetter wrote:
> >>> If you really need to embed an
> >>> SQL engine in a binary, consider the excellent
> >>> <a href="http://www.sqlite.org/">SQLite</a>
> >> 
> >> or <a href="http://http://www.firebirdsql.org/">Firebird</a>
> >> 
> > for the purpose.
> >> 
> >> Just to be fair.
> 
> > sqlite seems much more appropriate for embedding.
> 
> Is it really a good idea to be recommending particular other
> products?  And don't forget that the next thing on that list would
> be mysql.
> 
> If we need a FAQ entry on this at all, I'd stop after David's first
> two sentences.

Stopping there seems like a very bad idea from a public relations
point of view.  Making the suggestion generic and naming several FLOSS
DBs as an alternative might work better.

Cheers,
David.
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