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Re: [HACKERS] Tutorial

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>, elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>,pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Tutorial
Date: 2004-07-23 19:34:13
Message-ID: 20040723193413.GW7751@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 03:31:47PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> > What *is* broken is table inheritance, and the docs need to reflect
> > this.
> 
> The combination of inheritance with certain other features is broken,
> yes, and the docs do reflect that (see the bottom of 
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7.4/static/ddl-inherit.html
> for example).
> 
> I will grant you that this page is a near duplicate of the
> tutorial's discussion of inheritance, which is surely bad --- either
> they should be exact duplicates, or one or the other needs
> rewriting.  But I'm not really going to hold still for the docs on
> inheritance being rewritten by someone who considers the entire
> concept broken.  Maybe we can get elein to do it ;-)

I don't consider the concept broken.  The implementation is, in fact,
broken, and putting that broken piece in the tutorial is, imnsho, a
bad mistake.

Cheers,
D
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