The hesql package

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hesql rewrites SQL-function to Haskell/HDBC-functions


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Versions0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8
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Dependenciesbase (>=2 && <4), filepath, haskell-src, HDBC, HDBC-postgresql, parsec [details]
LicenseGPL
AuthorChristoph Bauer <ich@christoph-bauer.net>
MaintainerChristoph Bauer <ich@christoph-bauer.net>
CategoryDatabase
Executableshesql
UploadedThu Nov 12 20:38:36 UTC 2009 by ChristophBauer
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hesql - Haskell's embedded SQL

hesql is a preprocessor. It reads a file (module) with
SQL-like functions and translates it to Haskell source code.
It uses HDBC.

The result of a select statement is automatically converted
to list of tuples. Also fromSql/toSql conversion are done.

The current implementation is just a proof of concept with narrow limits.
It sticks to a subset of PostgreSQL's variant of SQL. Don't expect too
much, but please send me patches to improve hesql.

An example is found under example/Account.hesql. It works with this 
tables:


CREATE TABLE Account
  (AccountID SERIAL PRIMARY KEY,
   Login TEXT NOT NULL,
   Password TEXT NOT NULL,
   RealName TEXT,
   Email TEXT  NOT NULL,
   LoggedIn BOOL DEFAULT FALSE NOT NULL,
   Locked BOOL DEFAULT FALSE NOT NULL,
   LastLogout TIMESTAMP,
   LastRequest TimeStamp DEFAULT 'now' NOT NULL
 );

CREATE UNIQUE INDEX AccountIdx ON Account(Lower(Login));

There are four select variants to use HDBC's strict/lazy fetch functions
and return a list or a maybe type.

   select: lazy, list of rows
   select': strict, list of rows
   select1: lazy, maybe row
   select1': strict, maybe row

For example:

verifyLogin login' password' =
  select1' Accountid, Login, RealName, Email from Account
     where (password is null or password  = md5(password')) and Lower(Login) = login'
           and not Locked

will generate code for a Haskell-Funktion with the type:

verifyLogin :: Stmts -> String -> String -> IO (Maybe (Int, String, String, String))

(To be honest, the type is simplified by me. hesql won't write any type annotation.)

Each module will have a function

init :: Connection -> IO Stmts

it prepares each statement for the later use.


TODO
  - add a separate TODO file
  - parse group by, having, column/table aliases, subselects
  - verify table and column names
  - resolve column names in SELECT * FROM ...
  - fix command line argument parsing
  - improve documentation
  - make backup of old .hs-File


INSTALL
  $ make
  $ sudo make install


USAGE
  $ createdb account
  $ psql account

  # create the account table from above

  $ cd example/
  $ hesql Account.hesql dbname=account
  $ less Account.hs


DEPENDENCIES:

  hesql depends on 
    - ghc
    - postgresql
    - HDBC with PostgreSQL backend
    - haskell-src (to print the haskell code)
    - parsec (for the SQL parser)
    - do we have to call finish on Maybe-Statements?