[Haskell-cafe] Re: databases in Haskell & type-safety

Xie Hanjian jan.h.xie at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 21:19:22 EST 2009

* John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> [2009-01-13 12:37:45 -0600]:

> Gour wrote:
> >>>>>> "John" == John Goerzen <jgoerzen at complete.org> writes:
> > 
> > John> That's great.  Even better if accompanied by a patch ;-)
> > 
> > Heh, one of the things which prevents me advancing with my own Haskell
> > project is lack of enough skills to provide bindings for one C-lib and
> > here I see the same pattern...It looks I have to cross it over :-)
> > 
> >>> I'll e.g. open ticket for BLOB support :-D
> > 
> > John> Of course :-)
> > 
> > I did it - have you seen the notice about problems with HDBC-forums?
> Yes.  I am thoroughly displeased with Ruby on Rails at the moment.  It
> is less maintainable than a network of DOS boxes.  There are a host of
> mysterious crashes in Redmine at the moment -- including one where
> pulling up the page for one specific bug (but none others) crashes the
> server.
> I could upgrade Redmine, but that requires a Ruby stack that is partly
> newer than what's in Debian, and the upgrade for that process appears to
> succeed, but then fails in mysterious ways at the end.

Redmine requires only ruby 1.8.6 and rails 2.1.2, which are both stable
releases, so I think an upgrade of your ruby stack is very reasonable.

> To anyone annoyed with Haskell's library install process: you have no
> idea how good you have it unless you've tried Ruby and rails.

Disagree. Rubygems is fairly easy to use. At lease, I can guess how to
uninstall a package by trying 'gem uninstall foobar', but failed by
trying 'cabal uninstall/remove foobar' :-)


> -- John
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