Re: [GENERAL] plPHP in core? - Mailing list pgsql-hackers

From Andrew Dunstan
Subject Re: [GENERAL] plPHP in core?
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Msg-id 4379.24.211.165.134.1112690657.squirrel@www.dunslane.net
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In response to Re: [GENERAL] plPHP in core?  ("Greg Sabino Mullane")
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Greg Sabino Mullane said:


>

>> Other languages don't require PG to be installed in order to compile
>> them.  For example, you can build Perl (with no Postgres on the
>> system), build Postgres and then build DBD::Pg as a completely
>> separate step.
>

> Just so we are all on the same sheet of music, DBD::Pg is a completely
> different animal from Pl/Perl


I think everybody gets that.

> and really has nothing to do with the
> discussion of adding Pl/PHP to the core.
>

It's relevant because it's the *client* side support in PHP that creates a
build dependency of PHP on Postgres. As was being pointed out above, Perl
doesn't suffer from this defect.

cheers

andrew




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