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Re: pl/perl features

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: Nicolas Addington <ntype(at)u(dot)washington(dot)edu>,pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pl/perl features
Date: 2004-04-10 17:33:09
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Robert Treat wrote:

>The folks at CommandPrompt have made some noise about developing these 
>features, and I believe they actually have implemented trigger functionality 
>in plperl.  I am not sure if they are going to contribute thier changes back 
>to the community or not, but if you were planning on implementing these 
>features it might be worth talking with them. 
Yes we have implemented triggers but not SPI yet. We have been working 
quite a bit on plPHP lately.
Which by the way is almost done and supports 
SPI/Triggers/SETOf/Composite types :). As far as
contributing back... please feel free to take the code it is on our 
website (
under community.

Our next project was to start on plPerl. We have already solicited 
feedback from Andrew Dunstan and
he has offers us some ideas, as well as offered some ideas on features 
(and even a patch I think) back to


Joshua D. Drake

>Robert Treat
>On Thursday 08 April 2004 21:28, Nicolas Addington wrote:
>>In the PL/Perl documentation under missing features, it is observed that
>>PL/Perl cannot be used to write functions and that DBD::PgSPI is not
>>integrated in the standard PostgreSQL distribution.  These features are
>>indeed missing, and would be great to have.  Is there any active
>>development in that direction, or are they just on the wish list of the
>>distant future?
>>Nick Addington
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