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Re: pgScript patch based on pgScript-1.0-beta-3

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Mickael Deloison <mdeloison(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgScript patch based on pgScript-1.0-beta-3
Date: 2008-08-14 15:34:08
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Dave Page wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 4:22 PM, Mickael Deloison <mdeloison(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> So I talked with Magnus. The simplest solution is fully integrated
>> because I designed pgScript to be fully integrated. A library is the
>> most difficult one.
>> Therefore we chose fully integrated with a possibility to deactivate
>> pgScript with a ./configure option if it is not wanted.
>> And also give the possibility to build pgScript.exe standalone
>> executable in xtra/pgscript.
> Yeah, I chatted with Magnus as well. The conclusion we came to was to
> have pgScript built as a static library under somewhere like
> $SRC/pgscript-lib, with the CLI at $SRC/xtra/pgscript-cli/. They would
> both be implemented as additional projects within the solution in
> VC++, and as make targets on other platforms. The pgAdmin project
> would gain a dependency on pgscript-lib of course.
> Does that sound about right?

We dumped the static library part, because that library would depend on
pgadmin itself, and we'd either get duplicate symbols or a circular
(pgScript requires a few classes from pgAdmin to work)

So we're back to linking directly with pgadmin.

> BTW, don't bother with the configure switch. We only add them (and
> even then, extremely rarely) for fucntionality that might require
> additional external dependencies. Because pgScript will be integrated
> and can be ignored in the UI, I see no good reason to need to disable
> it.



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