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Re: [GENERAL] Shared Objects (Dynamic loading)

From: "Jasbinder Bali" <jsbali(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Michael Fuhr" <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Shared Objects (Dynamic loading)
Date: 2006-08-29 04:44:21
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Well, I'm using C because later on i'll have to do socket programing for the
same project (opening a socket between postgresql database and unix server,
though am not sure at all how I'm or any1 else is goin to do it) and thats
something i'll do in C. So to keep things pretty straight and stick to one
single programing language due to other factors, I have no choice but to use
C. Thats one of the design decisions taken for our project.

Now, for version 1 code, i think i'll have to write it in pgc code. right?
And using version 1 conventions only i'll be able to pass and read right
values back and forth from DB to shared object. right?


On 8/28/06, Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 03:26:55PM -0400, Jasbinder Bali wrote:
> > Do I include this Version 1 syntax in the .pgc file or C file that i get
> > after doing ECPG to the .pgc file?
> You shouldn't modify the .c file that ecpg generates; the .pgc file
> is the source code.  However, as Martijn and I have pointed out,
> you should probably be using SPI instead of ECPG.  And as Tom and
> I have mentioned, you probably shouldn't be using C at all because
> everything you've said you're doing would be easier in other languages
> like PL/pgSQL and PL/Perl.
> --
> Michael Fuhr

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