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Re: [HACKERS] [SQL] pl/PgSQL, variable names in NEW

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Martin Edlman <edlman(at)fortech(dot)cz>, pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Pg Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [SQL] pl/PgSQL, variable names in NEW
Date: 2008-04-10 14:56:31
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:45:25 -0400
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>
>   
>> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>>     
>>> Question for plperl hackers:  Should we remove the mention of
>>> DBD::PgSPI from the PL/Perl manual?
>>>       
>> It seems like a reasonable suggestion to me, since perl database users
>> probably already know DBD and don't have to learn something new if
>> they go that way.
>>
>> Possibly the text should be reworded, with the mention of DBD::PgSPI
>> put somewhere else or stuck into a <note> or something.
>>     
>
> From what I can see on CPAN (unless I am missing something) DBD::PgSPI
> hasn't been updated since 2004 and is at version 0.2.
>
> http://www.cpan.org/modules/by-module/DBD/
>
> I think it can safely be removed in entirety from our manuals.
>
>
>   

+1. It's also GNU licensed, so we can't include it. A clean room BSD 
licensed implementation would be a nice addition, but it really doesn't 
buy you much in functionality that you don't already have.

cheers

andrew

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