18 Articles tagged “Common Lisp”

A long time ago we talked about how to Import fixed width data with pgloader, following up on other stories still online at Postgres OnLine Journal and on David Fetter’s blog.

Back then, I showed that using pgloader made it easier to import the data, but also showed quite poor performances characteristics due to using the debug mode in the timings. Let’s update that article with current pgloader wonders!

In our previous article about Loading Geolocation Data, we did load some data into PostgreSQL and saw the quite noticable impact of a user transformation. As it happens, the function that did the integer to IP representation was so naive as to scratch the micro optimisation itch of some Common Lisp hackers: thanks a lot guys, in particular stassats who came up with the solution we’re seeing now.

This blog of mine is written in the very good Emacs Muse format, that I find much more friendly to writing articles than both org-mode and markdown-mode that I both use in a regular basis too. The main think that I like in Muse that those two others lack is the support for displaying images inline. Here’s what it looks like to edit with Emacs Muse The Muse publishing system The idea is that you edit .

Dimitri Fontaine

PostgreSQL Major Contributor

Open Source Software Engineer