thanks for explaining your ideas.
I added your contribution to an ad-hoc wiki page.
Feel free to expand on that page (registration required)
KishoreKumar Bairi wrote:
> I am happy that this year also mysql is participating in SOC.
> I am interested in mysql development as part of SOC.
>>From the project Ideas page I found, *Adding Lua
> <http://www.lua.org/>support to the
> mysql command-line client *interesting.
> I want to know more about this project.
> and here is what I understood.
> Please correct me If I am wrong and add if I'm missing something.
> - *Purpose of the project:*
> This gives more flexibility to the user by providing him a feature to
> execute a program(written by him in lua)
> I feel this feature serves the same purpose as Shell Scripting in Unix or
> m-file programs in matlab.
> SQL file is also an executable script, but it is just a QUERY language and
> its not like a full fledged programming lanugage
> and so there comes the need for proper programming environment and this
> project is going to provide it.
> since we are adding support of a programming language. It enables user to
> build applications using this programming language
> and hence it leads to the personalization of mysql interface.
> - *Why only LUA*? :
> LUA is proven to be fast,portable,small yet powerful and most importantly *
> It is easy to extend Lua with libraries written in other languages.
> It is also easy to extend programs written in other languages with Lua.
> - *How it works?*
> - user issues the command for lua script execution.
> - lua interpreter will be invoked.(which is *lua.c* file as
> mentioned in documentation of lua)
> - while executing the script it builds the mysql command.
> - and now we call the same functions of mysql library which are
> called when that built command was directly given on command line client.
> - So, ultimately here we are doing the same thing but prepending
> the process with an additional step.
> - (*This is just my understanding. **Please correct me if am
> wrong. **)*
> - *How this can be done?*
> - firstly I should add a feature to command line client to invoke
> interpreter when proper command for execution of lua script is given.
> - next step is regarding Lua library and interpretation. The
> library is available from Lua and Interpreter is also written by them
> - It depends on us if we are willing to use their Interpreter of
> write our own from scratch(I feel its useless to reinvent the wheel).
> - In the interpreter we have to add functionality to hand over
> the control to an intermediate(new) program(to be written).
> - this new program maps the command command handed by
> interpreter to the mysql functionality which is supposed to be executed.
> - (*am I right?)*
> - *Qualifications:*
> - programming skills: c++,lua
> - Idea of compilers.(how they work?)
> - knowledge mysql command line client source.
> 1. Am I right? If not please correct me. and guide me to know it
> 2. Kindly give me some keywords or reference which would help me in
> knowing this better.
Giuseppe Maxia, Community Team Leader
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com