[Haskell] Haskell DB bindings (was Re: ANN: HDBC (Haskell Database Connectivity)

Tim Docker timd at macquarie.com.au
Tue Jan 10 00:40:31 EST 2006

oleg at pobox.com wrote:

> Incidentally, the difficulty with finalizers was precisely the
> argument for using enumerators rather than cursors in database
> APIs. Takusen has implemented that idea; takusen currently supports
> Sqlite, PostgreSQL and Oracle, has a test suite. Its performance test
> shows that takusen can retrieve 2 million rows from a table without
> running out of memory.

The differences between HDBC and HSQL have been recently discussed.
does Takusen fit into this picture? From the above, it sounds like it
quite a different API. Are all 3 of these actively maintained?

As someone who may wish to construct a haskell db binding for a new db,
not clear to which API it should conform. Sometimes choice is a


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