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Re: Where is PLbash ??

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Friedrich Dodt <friedrich(dot)dodt(at)efonds24(dot)de>,<pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Where is PLbash ??
Date: 2002-06-25 21:56:10
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.44.0206252240071.1435-100000@localhost.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Tom Lane 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.

What is the preferred way to implement non-database side effects, such as
triggering emails when certain events occur?  We should try to explain
this somewhere.

Certainly, PL/sh is not the preferred way.  It's terribly inefficient and
not nearly portable.

Peter Eisentraut   peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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