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Re^3: Perl/PostgreSQL niche

by EvdB (Deacon)
on Sep 06, 2005 at 11:52 UTC ( #489457=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Perl/PostgreSQL niche
in thread Perl/PostgreSQL niche

Hmm. I wouldn't get overly concerned about the finer points of using cursors in SQL if you are just starting out. They are very useful for a small subset of problems, although you can almost always get around the problems in other ways. And if you simply must use cursors then DBI can call a stored procedure in the database which then uses them ( although this depends on what you think of stored procedures...).

In summary if you are just starting out then worrying about cursors is like worrying about wether a car is front or back heavy when skidding round a race track when you are just starting your driving lessons :)

If you want ease of installation go with SQLite. If you don't mind a little more hassle setting things up go with Postgres - it has nicer error messages. Can't comment on MySQL.


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