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Pg::Notify cpan:JSTOWE last updated on 2020-02-18

README.md
# PG::Notify

Raku interface to PostgresQL notifies.

## Synopsis

```perl6


use Pg::Notify;
use DBIish;

my $db = DBIish.connect('Pg', database => "dbdishtest");
my $channel = "test";

my $notify = Pg::Notify.new(:$db, :$channel );

react {
    whenever $notify -> $notification {
        say $notification.extra;
    }
	# Provide a notification
	whenever Supply.interval(1) -> $v {
		$db.do("NOTIFY $channel, '$v'");
	}
}
```

## Description

This provides a simple mechanism to get a supply of the PostgresQL
notifications for a particular *channel*.  The supply will emit a stream
of ```pg-notify``` objects corresponding to a ```NOTIFY``` executed on
the connected Postgres database.

Typically the ```NOTIFY``` will be invoked in a trigger or other server
side code but could just as easily be in some other user code (as in
the Synopsis above,)

The objects of type ```Pg::Notify``` have a ```Supply``` method that
allows coercion in places that expect a Supply (such as ```whenever```
in the Synopsis above.) but you can this Supply directly if you want to
```tap``` it for instance.

## Install

This relies on [DBIish](https://github.com/perl6/DBIish) and ideally
you will have a working PostgreSQL database connection for the user that
you will run the tests as.

For the tests you can control how it connects to the database with the
environment variables:

*  $PG_NOTIFY_DB   - the name of the database you want to use, otherwise ```dbdishtest```
*  $PG_NOTIFY_USER - the username to be used, (otherwise will connect as the current user,)
*  $PG_NOTIFY_PASS - the password to be used, (otherwise no password will be used.)
*  $PG_NOTIFY_HOST - the host to which the DB connection will made, the default is to connect to a local PG server.

These should be set before the tests (or install,) are run.

Assuming you have a working Rakudo installation you should just
be able to use *zef* :

	zef install Pg::Notify

	# or from a local copy

	zef install .

But I can't think there should be any problem with any installer that may come along in the future.

## Support

This relies on the ```poll``` C library function, on Linux this is part
of the runtime library that is always loaded but it might not be on other
operating systems, if you have one of those systems I'd be grateful for
a patch to make it work there.

If you have any other suggestions or problems please report at
https://github.com/jonathanstowe/Pg-Notify/issues

## Copyright and Licence

This is free software, please see the [LICENCE](LICENCE) file in the distribution.

© Jonathan Stowe 2017 - 2020