Postgresql: plpython may be removed

Cliff Wells LogiplexSoftware at
Thu Jun 19 00:04:31 CEST 2003

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 14:58, Skip Montanaro wrote:
>     Scott> This thread is going on the Postgresql email list.  It appears
>     Scott> that support for Python as a Postgresql scripting language will
>     Scott> not last unless some knowlegable folks can assist.
> How so?  I use PostgreSQL from Python and have never heard of plpython.  I
> use psycopg which is well-supported, albeit not by the PostgreSQL folks.
> Similarly, mysql-python (aka MySQLdb) is stable and widely used to talk to
> MySQL databases even though it's not supported by the MySQL folks.  I
> suspect that sort of relationship is true of most packages and their Python
> interfaces.

plpython allows you to use Python as a programming language (i.e write
stored procedures) from within PostgreSQL, not the other way around.


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