[database-devel] Welcome to database-devel!

Leon Smith leon.p.smith at gmail.com
Mon May 7 12:03:24 CEST 2012

I thought I should break the ice here;   we currently have 22 subscribers,
with names I recognize from acid-state, mysql-simple, postgresql-simple,
hssqlppp,  persistent,  and even PostgreSQL itself.   If I've missed
anything relevant here,  please speak up.

So the goal of this list is to help improve the state of database
programming in Haskell;   I'm not picky about particular topics as long as
they are of reasonable quality and relevant to database programming and
Haskell.     This could be implementing a database in Haskell itself (like
acid-state),  to interacting with traditional RDBMSes or newer NoSQL

My personal interest at the moment primarily lies at coming up with a good
mid-level interface to RDBMSes along the lines of the -simple libraries,
but I also have interest in an auto-pipelining client library for
PostgreSQL,  which involves some very low-level details of the PostgreSQL
frontend/backend protocol.  I'm also interested  in higher-level
abstractions for dealing with relational databases in general,  but I
really don't have well-formed opinions on how this should be done.

Also while SQL can be cool,  it hides that coolness under a lot of
syntactic (and some semantic) ugliness;  I often wish for a simpler, saner
syntax,  replacing NULL with algebraic data types,   and a richer attribute
types,  especially relationally valued attributes.

So what you interested in?
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