On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 14:06 -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Minimalism isn't its own reward. Obviously Tom has reason to worry
> about the overall maintenance effort for the PostgreSQL code. But we
> need to balance that against the need to add features that users want
> and will keep our community growing.
Well, minimalistic is a new compliment for me... ;-)
Every time we add code to core, the next patch just got bigger since we
must always include all aspects of the server features.
I want to *increase* the extensibility of Postgres with plugins and
APIs. When you mention what we could learn from MySQL, I would say
introduce pluggable extensibility in more places.
Solving the putting the pieces back together problem is a somewhat
easier problem than trying to maintain a whole spittoon full of (cool)
extensions in core.
Do you want Tom to
a) spend a month improving the optimizer
b) get him to review already working code so we can package things
It's a question of priorities.
Simon Riggs www.2ndQuadrant.com
PostgreSQL Training, Services and Support
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