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Re: contrib function naming, and upgrade issues

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Andrew Gierth <andrew(at)tao11(dot)riddles(dot)org(dot)uk>
Subject: Re: contrib function naming, and upgrade issues
Date: 2009-03-22 03:55:54
Message-ID: 603c8f070903212055h7b3c9ea6s3b6e1871f30e4853@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 9:49 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net> writes:
>> We've been talking about this magical "proper module facility" for a few
>> releases now... are we still opposed to putting contrib modules in thier own
>> schema?
>
> I'm hesitant to do that when we don't yet have either a design or a
> migration plan for the module facility.  We might find we'd shot
> ourselves in the foot, or at least complicated the migration situation
> unduly.

I think there have been a few designs proposed, but I think part of
the problem is a lack of agreement on the requirements.  "module
facility" seems to mean a lot of different things to different people.

...Robert

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