PL/Ruby procedural language for the PostgreSQL database system by Guy Decoux
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 PL/Ruby is a loadable procedural language for the Postgres database
system  that enable the Ruby language to create functions and trigger

 This version can be compiled for the new interface of fmgr
(Postgresql > 7.0.2 : postgresql.snapshot.tar.gz). The language must
be 'newC' in this case

* Prerequisite

   ruby >= 1.4.4
   source of postgresql (for some include files)

* Installation

   ruby extconf.rb
   make install

 You may need to specify :

  --with-pgsql-include-dir=<include file directory for PostgreSQL>

  --with-pgsql-lib-dir=<library dir for PostgreSQL>

  --with-pgsql-srcinc-dir=<include file *from* the source of PostgreSQL>
     pgsql-srcinc-dir must contains, for example, the file catalog/pg_proc.h

  --with-pgsql-version=<release number for PostgreSQL, actually 6 or 7>

 Example :

  ruby extconf.rb --with-pgsql-include-dir=/usr/include/postgresql \
                  --with-pgsql-lib-dir=/usr/lib \

* Test (and examples)

  make test

 this will run the 2 commands :

  ( cd test/plt; ./runtest )
  ( cd test/plp; ./runtest )

 The database plruby_test is created and then destroyed. Don't use it if 
 such a database exist on your system.

* Now create the PL/Ruby language in PostgreSQL

    Since the pg_language system catalog is private to each database,
    the new language can be created only for individual databases,
    or in the template1 database. In the latter case, it is
    automatically available in all newly created databases.

    The commands to create the new language are:

        create function plruby_call_handler () returns opaque
                as 'path-to-plruby-shared-lib'
                language 'C';

        create trusted procedural language 'plruby'
                handler plruby_call_handler
                lancompiler 'PL/Ruby';

    *WARNING* for the new interface to fmgr (for PostgreSQL > 7.0.2), the 
              language must be specified as 'newC' rather than 'C'

    The trusted keyword on create procedural language tells PostgreSQL,
    that all users (not only those with superuser privilege) are
    permitted to create functions with LANGUAGE 'plruby'. This is
    absolutely safe, because there is nothing a normal user can do
    with PL/Ruby, to get around access restrictions he/she has.

* Documentation : see plruby.rd and plruby.html

* Copying

 This extension module is copyrighted free software by Guy Decoux

 You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same term as

Guy Decoux <>