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Re: btree_gist (was: CommitFest progress - or lack thereof)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
Cc: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: btree_gist (was: CommitFest progress - or lack thereof)
Date: 2011-02-12 21:45:16
Message-ID: 24431.1297547116@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com> writes:
> btree_gist is essentially required for exclusion constraints to be
> useful in a practical way.

> In fact, can you submit it for the next commitfest to be included in
> core? That would allow range types and exclusion constraints to be used
> out-of-the-box in 9.2.

> Only if you think it's reasonable to put it in core, of course. If
> extensions are easy enough to install, maybe that's not really
> necessary.

btree_gist is entirely unready to be included in core.
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2010-10/msg00104.php

			regards, tom lane

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