[database-devel] Welcome to database-devel!

Greg Weber greg at gregweber.info
Mon May 7 15:56:39 CEST 2012

I worked with a student to lay out a vision for type-safe database
access in a GSoC proposal [1].
I have little interest in the SQL variant at the moment, but plan on
making a MongoDB version when I get a free weekend, which may not be
until after I am done mentoring GSoC projects.

[1] http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/proposal/review/google/gsoc2012/zhulikas/1

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 3:03 AM, Leon Smith <leon.p.smith at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> systems.
> 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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