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Postgres' preferred language

by grinder (Bishop)
on Mar 21, 2003 at 14:29 UTC ( #244874=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Walking by the Postgres website today, I see they are running a poll asking " What programming language do you use with PostgreSQL the most?"

As I speak, Java and PHP are running neck and neck, and Perl is trailing a distant third (but better than C(.*) and VB). So, if you use Postgres and Perl, how's the saying go? Vote early, vote often!

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•Re: Postgres' preferred language
by merlyn (Sage) on Mar 21, 2003 at 15:44 UTC
    Point of pedantic order: there hasn't been anything called Postgres for about 10 years. The name of the current project and product has always been PostgreSQL.

    See the history of postgreSQL as one source for this information.

    To put it another way, the PostgreSQL hackers are just as offended when it's called "postgres" as when we see our beloved language spelled as "PERL". Ugh. It's a big tip-o-the-clue-meter that the person is not very familiar with the project.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
    Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

      I disagree but only partially. A few months back there was some general hand-wringing on the postgresql general list about whether PostgreSQL was pronouncable and what its frequently called. In general when written it is PostgreSQL, spoken its frequently "Post gres que ell". That doesn't stop core contributors from writing "Postgres" informally and even ocassionally "pg".

      So it isn't as clearly wrong as PERL vs Perl vs perl.

Re: Postgres' preferred language
by stonecolddevin (Parson) on Mar 27, 2003 at 06:10 UTC
    Java? Really? Who'd have thunk, I heard, and from experience, that it is one of the hardest languages to do server side stuff in. It takes a lot, but it IS efficient.

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