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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I'm surprised more people don't know that you can actually write entire stored procedures in PostgreSQL using Perl. This is pretty neat - you can open cursors and navigate through them using all the common idioms in Perl we know and love (map, grep, etc).

    Also, on a similar note: Pg 7.2b4 was released this week, with mucho performance improvements over 7.1... Should blow MySQL out of the water real soon now :-)