Subject Re: [IB-Architect] Database names: Hair trigger
Author Tim Uckun
At 02:23 PM 5/5/00 -0700, you wrote:

>Unfortunately, I ran into some stumbling blocks getting to
>execute in the context of a UDF (it worked in a standalone app) and then I
>got busy on other stuff.

I don't know how they actually did it but postgres does support regular
expressions. I am not much of a C programmer (haven't done it in years) but
the regexp functions are pretty well known and well documented.

Postgres also allows for loadable languages in the database. You could at
this time write your triggers in TCL, PERL, or a PGSQL/PL which is kind or
oracle like. The languages are restricted in some ways so that they don't
pose security risks. It's an interesting idea.
Tim Uckun
Mobile Intelligence Unit.
"There are some who call me TIM?"