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Re: Where is PLbash ??

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(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 17:58:38
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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...

			regards, tom lane

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