[Haskell-cafe] [web-devel] [ANN] mysql-simple - your go-to package for talking to MySQL

Christopher Done chrisdone at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 21 16:18:25 CEST 2011

On 21 June 2011 15:28, Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM, cheater cheater <cheater00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is there such a standard for haskell?
> Not at the moment. I believe Bryan has at least talked with one other
> author (of a PostreSQL binding) about perhaps sharing an API in the
> future.

Yeah, we discussed possibly merging some bits at some point (pgsql-simple).

> My opinions is that we should wait to consolidate APIs/standardize
> interfaces until we actually have an idea what a good Haskell API for
> databases looks like. To know that we need to seem some different
> ones.

That's pretty much what we thought too. It's quite easy to use one
when you've used the other. Trying to merge them now seems a bit

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