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Re: [PATCHES] Partition: use triggers instead of rules

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Michael Paesold <mpaesold(at)gmx(dot)at>, NikhilS <nikkhils(at)gmail(dot)com>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jonah(dot)harris(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Partition: use triggers instead of rules
Date: 2007-11-29 16:42:18
Message-ID: 200711291642.lATGgI324578@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > "Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> >> Rules are extremely slow in comparisons and not anywhere near as 
> >> flexible. As I said up post yesterday... they work well in the basic 
> >> partitioning configuration but anything else they are extremely deficient.
> > 
> > I think that the above claim is exceedingly narrow-minded.
> 
> We are talking about partitioning. It is supposed to be narrow-minded.

Sure, but look at all the confusion we have had just on this list about
it.  We had better state why triggers should be used in place of rules
_for_ _partitioning_ or that confusion will continue.

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