[Haskell-cafe] Subject: A universal data store interface

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Mon Feb 13 20:33:33 CET 2012

Actually, Persistent is fully usable without any special syntax, DSLs,
or Template Haskell. In fact, Persistent itself has no
template-haskell dependencies, specifically so that it can be built on
ghc-iphone. Additionally, the Persistent DSL syntax is completely
separate from any other Yesod DSL syntaxes that exist, so it's not
like you have to learn five new things to get the automatic code

On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM, Tom Murphy <amindfv at gmail.com> wrote:
>     With respect, I don't think that Persistent is a natural choice
> as the go-to tool for Haskell users, simply because it requires
> knowledge of a lot of Yesod-EDSL syntax.
>     The set of users with persistent data needs seems a very
> different set than that of those who are familiar with Yesod, and I
> think the syntax is quite confusing without fuller understanding of
> Yesod.
>     The syntax of acid-state (not familiar with this one), and
> swapper (https://github.com/roman-smrz/swapper/blob/master/test/) seem
> to have a much more linear learning curve for an intermediate Haskell
> user.
> amindfv / Tom
> On 2/13/12, Greg Weber <greg at gregweber.info> wrote:
>> Hi Sergiu,
>> Thanks you for your interest in that proposal. I rushed it off a year
>> ago. Since then we have made a lot of improvements to Persistent and
>> the library forms a basic building block for most Yesod users and
>> other Haskellers. Persistent offers a level of type-safety and
>> convenience not available elsewhere (except perhaps for libraries like
>> acid-state that are limited to in-memory storage). That being said,
>> there are still a lot of improvements that could be made. With the
>> effort of a GSoC volunteer we could probably get it to the point of
>> being the go-to data storage library for Haskellers, at least those
>> planning on using the subset of backends (likely SQL) with great
>> support. This proposal is vague and we would need to work with you to
>> narrow things down a bit.
>> I am biased, but I believe the Yesod project is one of the most
>> compelling in the Haskell ecosystem. There are a lot of different ways
>> a GSoC project could help make things even better besides improving
>> the associated Persistent library, and we would really like to mentor
>> at least one GSoC student. I would open more tickets for this in the
>> system, but I am not sure how helpful it will be. It seems that we
>> need to reach out to more students like yourself, but I am not sure
>> how to do that unless I see messages like these first.
>> Greg Weber
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