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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Reply #8 - Sep 15th, 2015 at 2:22pm
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Yup. But on the SQL side - After I have my other major 'fed by flatfile' site updated and converted to SQL (but not PHP), I'll start working on converting YaBB to DB with well optimized queries. (But it won't be this month or possibly next - the site I'm working on is HUGE and I'm learning how to optimize the queries and processes as I go.)

Note to everybody: We've already determined that we will not repeat the mistakes of 3.0. Once a YaBB install is converted to DB, it won't be backwards convertable from within YaBB. BUT, once it's done, we should be able to create converters to import data from other forum programs.

Now if somebody has time and the inclination, we still don't have a Mobile template.  Undecided
  

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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Reply #7 - Sep 15th, 2015 at 3:25am
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Reply #6 - Sep 13th, 2015 at 11:17pm
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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Reply #5 - Aug 24th, 2015 at 4:40pm
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Since I'm playing with converting a lot of my personal stuff to Perl/mySQL I'm taking mental notes on how to start configuring YaBB databases.

That's probably going to be the hardest part - getting the current data configured to take advantage of SQL strengths - picking out only what you need for a specific screen or action. Like for the message display - instead of loading the entire user file into a hash, just load what the page actually needs.

So I figure we'll be looking at how PHP forums configure their data and pick out what makes sense for YaBB's data
  

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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Reply #4 - Aug 24th, 2015 at 3:42pm
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Here are a.
Looks pretty good.


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use DBI;
 # connect to database

 $db = DBI->connect("DBI:mysql:mysql");

 exit;
 sub get_boards{
 $query = dbquery("SELECT * FROM boards");
 }

 # preps and execs mysql queries..
 sub dbquery {
   $dbqueries++;
   my $q;
   $q = $db->prepare(shift);
   $q->execute();
   return $q;
 }

 sub package_boards{
 while (my $row = $query->fetchrow_hashref) {
   my %boarddata;
   for my $key (keys %$row) {
     $boarddata{$key} = $row->{$key};
   }
   @boards[$boarddata{board_id}] = \%boarddata;
 }
 }
 sub get_cats{
 $query = dbquery("SELECT * FROM categories ORDER BY priority DESC");
 }
 sub pack_n_print_cats{
 my %outboards;
 while (my $catdata = $query->fetchrow_hashref) {

   undef %outboards;
   # category header
   $template->setvar('cat_id', $catdata->{category_id});
   $template->setvar('cat_name', $catdata->{name});
   $template->pparse('boardindex/category_top.html');

   # figure out what boards in current category...

   foreach my $board (@boards) {
     if ($board->{category_id} == $catdata->{category_id}) {
       $outboards{$board->{priority}} = $board->{board_id};

     }

   }
   foreach my $key (reverse sort keys %outboards) {
     my $board = @boards[$outboards{$key}];         #you has it as @boards[$out....i dunno?
     $template->setvar('board_id', $board->{board_id});
     $template->setvar('board_name', $board->{name});
     $template->setvar('board_desc', $board->{description});
     $template->setvar('board_topics', $board->{topics});
     $template->setvar('board_replies', $board->{replies});
     $template->setvar('board_lastpost_id', $board->{lastpost_id});
     $template->setvar('board_lastpost_author', $board->{lastpost_author});
     $template->setvar('board_lastpost_title', $board->{lastpost_title});
     $template->setvar('board_lastpost_time', $board->{lastpost_time});
     $template->pparse('boardindex/board.html');
   }
   # category footer
   $template->pparse('boardindex/category_bottom.html');
 }
 }
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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Reply #3 - Aug 24th, 2015 at 3:31pm
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I once wanted a little. Unfortunately, there is virtually no Forum Software in PERL. One thing I have found, however, and once downloaded. According to the description, it is to have a database. Look easy at times. Maybe that helps further.

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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Reply #2 - Aug 24th, 2015 at 2:07pm
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The DBI module actually works fine for Perl (I just converted one of my clients to storing almost all their membership and searchable data in mySQL - the actual conversion was a pain and a half but now that it's done the data can be accessed via Perl and PHP.)

The problem - as I see it - is that mySQL has been 'married' to PHP for so long that in order to find the instructions for how to do anything you have to wade through 'how to make a form in PHP'. And that's pretty off-putting for Perl mongers who are trying to figure out how to update an entry in an SQL table (without opening phpMyAdmin) when they can write the equivalent for a flat-file in their sleep.  :Smiley

There are a few places on the 'net with Perl/SQL tutorials that are pretty good.

  

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Re: Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Reply #1 - Aug 24th, 2015 at 1:35pm
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Maybe I understand now what's wrong. Maybe help you finished modules.

http://search.cpan.org/search?query=SQL&mode=all
  

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Why Perl Mongers don't play with mySQL
Aug 14th, 2015 at 2:05pm
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  • Old habits of creating flat files are hard to break and Perl's functional limit on the size stored things is based on memory and server capacity, not a 64 KB text field content max.
  • Flat files are extremely portable.
  • The documentation on the Perl side is abysmal.
    • Most Perl programming books appear to either ignore using databases or have a tiny section that says 'Oh, yeah, you can these Perl modules to access database systems'
    • The last book (that I can find) dedicated to using mySQL and Perl (not PHP) was published in 2001 and assumes you can't build a form without using CGI.pm. There's a new book out in December that looks promising - but it won't be available until December. Angry
    • MySQL books (without PHP) are a little better - they might have a whole section on getting Perl to talk to a database. :Smiley
  • Did I mention: The documentation on the Perl side is abysmal?!!


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(This rant brought to you courtesy of a client who hired a graphics/CMS designer and a new CMS system that can't handle data stored in the cgi-bin.)
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