[Haskell-cafe] Re: Oracle + Haskell advice?

Keean Schupke k.schupke at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Aug 19 07:45:42 EDT 2005

Well, I'll put my hand up, I use Haskell with databases and web stuff... 
Unfortunately when I started the common tools were not available. I have 
a home-grown Haskell-Servlet server, with monadic continuation based 
HTML composition and a HaskellDB like database layer. It all works very 
well, but being written for internal use (and me being lazy) it has only 
those features that I need. It is however designed as an integrated 
Web-Application platform... I was considering releasing it - but since I 
started other projects like HaskellDB restarted, WASH was written, HSQL 
started to support unix, and somebody added plugins to the Haskell 
Web-Server - So I didn't bother, although I am still using it myself...

Still I now know that HaskellDB has significant limitations, and the 
relational algebra approach I took is far more robust and flexable...

I don't have time to take this from a usable but incomplete project to a 
fully implemented API - what I mean here is that not all ODBC calls are 
implemented, some SQL features might be missing, some tags are not 
defined... not all HTTP requests and errors are generated, oh and 
there's no documentation. If anyone were interested in 
using/contributing I could give CVS access to the code.


Brian Strand wrote:

> We run Suse 9.3 on x86 and x86-64; unixODBC does come out of the box 
> here.  If Takusen doesn't work out for some reason, I'll check into 
> HSQL + unixODBC.
> Thanks for the advice,
> Brian
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