[sf-perl] Going from XML to SQL
david at fetter.org
Thu Mar 24 11:37:40 PST 2005
On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 10:10:43AM -0800, Joseph Brenner wrote:
> Chris Mungall <cjm at fruitfly.org> wrote:
> > Joseph Brenner wrote:
> > > Before the last meeting, Rich Morin and Josh Berkus were talking
> > > about the issues involved with translating data structures
> > > between XML to SQL. I just came across something on CPAN that
> > > looks relevent, DBIx::DBStag::Cookbook:
> > >
> > > http://search.cpan.org/~cmungall/DBIx-DBStag-0.06/DBIx/DBStag/Cookbook.pm
> > I'm the author of this, and as it happens I'm an occasional lurker
> > on sfpm. Glad you found the module interesting. It is being
> > actively used in a number of bioinformatics projects at the
> > moment.
> > Yes, lots of people find the stag concept a bit funny, I'm
> > emphasising that less these days, the module can be used as a
> > general SQL<->XML mapping tools.
> What I meant was that sometimes you get the usual technical
> religious wars going with the XML vs. lisp s-expressions. Your
> answer is something like "what's the difference?", that's what makes
> it funny.
> > I haven't made it out to an sfpug event yet but I'm always happy
> > to chat about SQLy-XMLy-perly stuff.
> Well you know, if you feel like giving a little presentation on
> DBIx::DBStag sometime, I'd certainly be interested.
BTW, do you have any plans to integrate this with the SQL:2003
standard WITH RECURSIVE syntax, or is it orthogonal, or...?
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