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Re: FAQ on Embedding Postgres

From: Theo Kramer <theo(at)flame(dot)co(dot)za>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: FAQ on Embedding Postgres
Date: 2008-03-06 06:54:23
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On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 01:25 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com> writes:
> > I think it's funny to consider a specific recommendation for SQLite as 
> > being out of line when you look at the history here.  The whole reason 
> > that software even exists is because of the difficulty of using PostgreSQL 
> > in this context.  See http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6650
> 
> I've got nothing against SQLite.  But I am unhappy with the idea of us
> recommending *any* particular bit of software that is not under our
> control, especially in a document that is as widespread and hard to
> update as our FAQ.  There are any number of scenarios where we might
> want to take back such an endorsement, but once made it'll be out there
> somewhere on the Web until cockroaches rule the earth.  There is also
> the whole class of arguments about "why'd you recommend X and not Y?"
> that we'd surely get sucked into.  Better not to go there in the first
> place.

>From a users point of view - both PostgreSQL and other embedable
databases aka file handlers

I have to agree - suggesting an alternate product might belong in a book
but not in a FAQ which is relevant to PostgreSQL and an integral part of
the PostgreSQL documentation.
-- 
Regards
Theo


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