pgx

Pure-OCaml PostgreSQL client library
README



PGX is a pure-OCaml PostgreSQL client library, supporting Async, LWT, or
synchronous operations.

This library focuses on correctness and safety, with features like:

  • It is nearly impossible to try to execute a prepared statement that hasn't
    been prepared.

  • Trying to run multiple queries at the same time will work properly (although
    there's no performance benefit, since we currently don't send queries in
    parallel).

  • Lots of automated tests.

  • Pgx.Value for parameters and returned data, encouraging people to use
    the built-in converters instead of trying to handle everything as a string.

  • Async and LWT support are built in, no need to write your own IO module.

  • Mirage OS is supported via Pgx_lwt_mirage

We also provide a relatively high-level interface, like Pgx_async.execute_pipe,
which prepares a statement, executes it with the given parameters, returns an
Async.Pipe.Reader.t (so you can stream results), and unprepares the statement
when the query is finished.

Significant portions of the code come from PG'Ocaml.

Setup

opam install pgx_async # or pgx_lwt_unix or pgx_unix or pgx_lwt_mirage

Examples

See pgx_async/bin/pgx_async_example.ml for
a complete example of the high-level functional interface. To translate the
example to Lwt, replace Pgx_async with Pgx_lwt and >>| with >|=. To
translate it to synchronous IO / standard-library-only, use Pgx_unix and
replace both >>| and >>= with |>, or just replace >>| fun () -> with ;.

I.e. in Pgx_unix, you can replace:

Pgx_async.execute ~params "INSERT INTO ..."
>>| fun () ->

... with:

Pgx_unix.execute ~params "INSERT INTO ...";
Install
Published
31 May 2022
Sources
pgx-2.1.tbz
sha256=3c53140b3b7082835927604f2511c77329406edcea5f378fed60f9fe9cb7da5d
sha512=cc95e07625c195675f01700e31906488bbe40f3db887b2564c9d19f250900b165174ba595acdb35adb5f7db6bcaf5f9fb1d784efd1c5f7d5202d61641ac55a12
Dependencies
sexplib0
>= "v0.13.0"
re
>= "1.5.0"
ppx_sexp_conv
>= "v0.13.0"
ppx_custom_printf
>= "v0.13.0"
ppx_compare
>= "v0.13.0"
odoc
with-doc
ocaml
>= "4.08"
dune
>= "1.11"
bisect_ppx
dev & >= "2.0.0"
alcotest
with-test & >= "1.0.0"
Reverse Dependencies