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Re: Procedural Languages

From: John Townsend <jtownsend(at)advancedformulas(dot)com>
To: Chris Travers <chris(dot)travers(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Procedural Languages
Date: 2012-06-01 10:24:13
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On 5/31/2012 10:52 PM, Chris Travers wrote:
> Minor correction
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 1:57 PM, John Townsend
> <jtownsend(at)advancedformulas(dot)com>  wrote:
>> Fortran was the first computer language for me. (I guess that reveals my age
>> :-) )
> Fortran was my second computer language, but I hated it.
>> PL/pgSQL is easy to learn for me since it is pascal like. It appears this is
>> the one to use, if you want to write maintainable code for others. (Next
>> choice might be Perl*).
>> PL/pgSQL was the choice by Postbooks. Almost 1300 functions (counting
>> triggers) are used for the open source addition. It's a good example of how
>> to do build a nice PG app.
>> But I don't like the environment, namely using Qt and C++. Of course, if you
>> have this environment already setup, and you are a good C++ programmer, then
>> it will not be easy.
>> *Perl was used in SMB Ledger.
> Minor correction:
> LedgerSMB uses Perl in the middle layer around the database.  All our
> stored procedures are in SQL or PL/PGSQL depending on complexity of
> operations and inputs.
> Best Wishes,
> Chris Travers
Thanks for the correction. I realized later this might be the case after 
the post.

I had previously downloaded SMB for an examination, but did not restore 
the database. Therein I would have seen the stored procedures written in 

I hope all continues to go well in your SMB project.


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