[Haskell-cafe] Access to Oracle database from Haskell

Steve Lihn stevelihn at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 09:49:25 EDT 2008

Oracle OCI interface is quite different between 7/8 and 9/10. And 10
is different from 9 in some respect. I don't know much about 11.
Oracle is a stable release, but there are some major server
bugs in it, that Oracle had to release I'd recommend Haskell
community to focus on 10.2.0.x release. It should be good for another
2-3 years. It is too risky to venture into 11.

That said, there is a large enterprise user base that will find
Haskell useful if it works with Oracle DB (particularly on linux).

On 6/21/08, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/6/20 Alistair Bayley <alistair at abayley.org>:
> > Having just taken a closer took at what Oracle Instant Client is, I
> > suspect that you might have some trouble getting Takusen to compile
> > against it. The Instant Client lacks header files, while Takusen's FFI
> > imports specify oci.h. I don't know what happens if ghc can't find the
> > header files. Oracle do state that the Instant Client is for
> > deployment only; developers (that means you) will need the full client
> > installation.
> There's an additional download for the Instant Client which includes
> the OCI headers.
> Paul.
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