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Re: Silly Newbie question

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Aaron Spiteri <azzmosphere(at)hotmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Silly Newbie question
Date: 2008-02-29 04:29:01
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
>> Aaron Spiteri wrote:
>>> I wish to create a an aggregate function and have read and re-read the 
>>> 34.10 section of the 8.3 documentation as well as scanned through the 
>>> fmgr header file.
>> This is not the correct forum for such questions. Please ask again on 
>> pgsql-general. pgsql-hackers is about development of postgresql itself.
> In the past we've encouraged people who are writing C-code additions
> to discuss on -hackers.  I'm not sure that -general is a better place
> for that; what fraction of -general readers do you think are interested
> or qualified to help?
> I recall seeing similar questions lately on -novice, where they
> *surely* seem out of place.  If we've scared people away from -hackers
> to the extent that they post C-code-hacking questions on -novice,
> I think there's something wrong...

OK, fair enough.



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