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Re: Do we prefer software that works or software that looks good?

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Shachar Shemesh <psql(at)shemesh(dot)biz>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Do we prefer software that works or software that looks good?
Date: 2004-04-26 17:16:07
Message-ID: 200404261016.07903.josh@agliodbs.com (view raw or flat)
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Shachar,

> Now, I'm intending to do the best I can on my end. This does have a
> pretty heavy cost. It means that the OLE DB driver will parse in details
> each query, and perform replacements on the query text. This is bug
> prone, difficult, hurts performance, and just plain wrong from a
> software design perspective. The current drift of wind, however, means
> that the PostgreSQL steering commite seems to prefer having a lesser
> quality driver to seeing ugly uppercase.

Hey, now wait a minute.   As far as I can tell, you've heard only from Tom 
Lane on the steering committee (I may have missed some, though, I've been 
sick)   Unless the 5 of us take a vote, Tom Lane speaks for Tom Lane, not for 
Core.    Also, usually this list or Patches determines by consensus what gets 
in; the Core only gets involved in very unusual cases.

-- 
Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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