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Re: Usability, MySQL, Postgresql.org, gborg, contrib,

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Usability, MySQL, Postgresql.org, gborg, contrib,
Date: 2004-04-28 00:00:03
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:

>
> If we install plPGSQL by default, we should install any other pl 
> language that was configured at runtime by default as well. This 
> includes plPerl, plTCL, and plPython.
>
> Of course only if they were compiled in, but sense they are a part of 
> the core distribution we shouldn't favor one over the other.
>
> Personally, plpgSQL is only useful to those who are coming from Oracle.
> People are more likely to be comfortable with plPython or plPerl than
> plpgSQL.
>

Joshua - as you know I'm a perl fan. But plpgsql is special, for a 
number of reasons, not least that it doesn't require any extra 
libraries, and should be installable on every postgresql system.

I know people hate playing favourites, but you can take that too far.

cheers

andrew


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