On 30/03/2012 1:20 AM, Michael Talbot-Wilson wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2012, Duke Normandin wrote:
>> Have you guys heard of such a Sather module?
> Not me. Not a Sather CGI class that I know of. I guess I'd use PHP
> on Apache if I wanted something like that.
I first used PHP over 15 years ago. If I ever would use PHP again, I
would do so in unison with Hiawatha as a web server. :)
>> How about a SQL module of some sort - mysql; postgress; sqlite3??
> Yes! David W. Simons wrote something called pgsaql, an interface to
> PostgreSQL. Years ago. I've been using it ever since. There are
> recently-added libpg query and other functions not included. It makes
> a connection and does PQexec(), whose argument is an SQL query string,
> but (from memory) not PQexecParams() which takes typed arguments.
Well that's a plus! Is that Sather's default "hook" into the nether
world of databases, or is there another more "native" approach?
>> Is there a repository somewhere?
> Dunno. He offered it as new classes for the GNU Sather library but
> the maintainer at the time didn't take it up. (Not for any good
> reason - there's nothing wrong with it.) May be now in the contribs
> file at ftp.gnu.org:/pub/gnu/sather though I haven't checked it yet.
> Give me a week or two (don't tie me down!) and I'll put a version of
> Sather there that has a Contribs directory with pgsaql in it. It or
> an update will eventually be Sather library classes.
What you refer to as "the GNU Sather library" is what I meant by "a
repository". Is this library available "online", or is it simply a
part of the Sather language package?
Thanks for the info. No pressure here! I'm test-driving and working
through the docs.