[plt-scheme] data persistence

From: Bruce Butterfield (bab at entricom.com)
Date: Mon Nov 29 15:25:14 EST 2004

For my applications the ability to use stored procedures in Postgres 
makes it the db of choice -- as far as I know MySQL still does not have 
this capability. With stored procedures (written in any of several 
flavors including an internal procedural language, PLSQL) I can separate 
  the persistent store from the application logic in a very clean way; I 
can rearrange and optimize my db and its access logic without affecting 
the defined interface. Postgres in general is a much more sophisticated 
environment in which to do serious development.

Doug Orleans wrote:
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> OK, I think I'm going to bite the bullet and run a real database
> server, because there are enough other things I want to do that would
> probably be easiest that way.  So, what are the relative advantages of
> MySQL, Postgres, etc?  I realize this is a generic database question,
> but since I'll mostly be interacting with it via Scheme I figured it'd
> be okay to ask here.
> --dougo at place.org

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