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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 18:01:43
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> >> 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.
> > Well, sending an email is something only PL/sh can do.
> Nonsense --- a quick system() call in plperlu or pltclu can do it
> just as well, or even launch a shell script if you insist on coding
> your mistakes in sh...

Well, if they are going to call system() from perl, why don't we just
give them PL/sh and they can do it directly.

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