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Re: Where is PLbash ??

From: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
To: Steve Howe <howe(at)carcass(dot)dhs(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,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 20:53:58
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Steve Howe wrote:
> Hello Bruce,
> Tuesday, June 25, 2002, 2:54:06 PM, you wrote:
> BM> Well, sending an email is something only PL/sh can do.  I don't see the
> Pl/Python, or PL/Perl can do it easily too (even without opening
> external processes I mean). PL/TCL certainly should do it too.

Well, PL/TclU can do

    set sm [socket localhost smtp]
    puts $sm "HELO PostgreSQL"
    close $sm

Underneath eMail is still a telnet style protocol and well documented
too. Noone needs a damned shell with all it's portability and security
problems to generate a simple eMail notification.



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