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Re: FAQ on Embedding Postgres

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>,Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>,PostgreSQL Docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: FAQ on Embedding Postgres
Date: 2008-03-05 19:40:24
Message-ID: 20080305194024.GA10390@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:53:07AM -0800, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 10:30:43 -0800
> "Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>  
> > I believe there is wording that could be used that would not
> > convey that sentiment.
> 
> Such as:
> 
> PostgreSQL is designed as a client / server architecture

Good so far.

> and does not normally embed in an optimal way.

While could be twisted around to be factually true--it's possible to
ship a VM as part of a software package, for example--it's at best
misleading.  Let's just cut the weasel words out.

> Discussion of other product solutions to the embedded problem is
> outside the scope of this document.

As Alvaro said, it should be possible to put this in a positive light.

I still think it is good to name a few places to start the research on
embedded SQL DBMSs rather than leave people with the feeling of, "It's
all up to you from here.  Go away."

Cheers,
David.
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