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Re: MySQL search query is not executing in Postgres DB

From: Jeff MacDonald <jam(at)zoidtechnologies(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: MySQL search query is not executing in Postgres DB
Date: 2012-02-17 18:31:53
Message-ID: 201202171331.53638.jam@zoidtechnologies.com (view raw or flat)
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Greetings,

> > My biggest concern is whether we
> > might "paint ourselves into a corner" by including such an
> > extension.  It might shut off avenues for other cool features
> > because anyone using the extension would have conflicts.  Perhaps
> > such a thing would be more appropriate on PGXN with admonitions that
> > it was only intended to ease conversion and that users were
> > encouraged to migrate to standard syntax as soon as possible.
> 

IMHO if you give someone syntax surgar like this and tell them to "fix it ASAP" 
it will never get fixed properly. I'm all for getting new users to pgsql, but 
this is not the way to do it.

Regards,
J

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