[Haskell-cafe] HDBC, postgresql, bytestrings and embedded NULLs

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Mon Jan 17 17:07:26 CET 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 4:49 PM, Leon Smith <leon.p.smith at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com> wrote:
>> In general I think it would be a good thing to have solid, low-level bindings to PostgreSQL.
> Well, there is PostgreSQL and libpq on hackage:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/libpq
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/PostgreSQL
> The PostgreSQL looks like it's in need of maintenance,  and hasn't
> been updated in a few years.   libpq is new,  and looks promising.   I
> haven't really used either one, so I can't really say too much about
> either.
> Best,
> Leon

I've tried PostgreSQL before, and if I remember correctly I couldn't
even build it. libpq looks interesting, I'd like to try it out.
Unfortunately it depends on unix, which would be a problem for Windows
users. If it looks like a good fit for persistent-postgresql, maybe I
can convince the author to replace the unix dep with something else
(unix-compat might be sufficient).

Thanks for the pointer,

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