I’m working with PostgreSQL for my day job, and liking it.
We’re fairly heavy users of stored procedures implemented in PL/Perl, with ~10,000 lines in ~100 functions (some of which have bloated to painful proportions). This creates some interesting issues and challenges for us.
There’s a window of opportunity now to make improvements to PL/Perl for PostgreSQL 8.5. I’m planning to work with Andrew Dunstan to agree on a set of changes and develop the patches.
As a first step along that road I want to map out here the changes I’m thinking of and to ask for comments and suggestions.