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Re: Status of DBD:Pg and Pg interfaces for Perl

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Jeff Duffy <jeff(at)alanne(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Lane, Tom" <tgl(at)greatbridge(dot)com>, "Momjian, Bruce" <bruce(at)greatbridge(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Status of DBD:Pg and Pg interfaces for Perl
Date: 2001-04-08 21:47:54
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too late in the cycle ...

On 8 Apr 2001, Jeff Duffy wrote:

> Greetings.
>   The RC3 release has an ancient version of the perl Pg interface in
> /src/interfaces/Perl5, which predates the DBI architecture, the
> de-facto standard for interfacing with a database from Perl. The
> upshot of this is that most people will install the DBD::Pg module
> from CPAN rather than use the older Pg interface in the source tree,
> and neither or DBD::Pg include the segfault-on-text-insert fix
> Tom provided.
>  This means that as of now there is no obvious way to get a Perl5
> driver that will work correctly with toasted fields in 7.1.  I have
> emailed the maintainer (Edmund Mergl) twice in two weeks in an
> attempt to get the patch applied, and he hasn't responded to either
> of the emails, or any of the relevant threads on the DBI mailing
> lists.
>   What are the odds of getting DBD::Pg version 0.95 (the latest)
> patched with Tom's fix, into the 7.1 release (maybe as an addition to
> /src/interfaces/Perl5)? Can a new version of an interface library be
> considered a bugfix if it does not work properly, as this one does
> not? Or is it just too late in the cycle for his kind of addition (in
> which case another method of access needs to be available)?
> Jeff
> --
>  Jeff Duffy
>  jeff(at)alanne(dot)com
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