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Re: BUG #5218: Easy strategic feature requests

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Russell Wallace <russell(dot)wallace(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5218: Easy strategic feature requests
Date: 2009-11-30 19:20:08
Message-ID: 603c8f070911301120r6581449eq7f4916a8e87357ac@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> 2009/11/30 Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>:
>> Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>>> I thing so ex-MySQL needs exact DESCRIBE, exact SHOW statement. It is
>>> some, what they used long time and then they missing it.
>>
>> You know, if they're not willing to make any adaptations, they're never
>> really going to make the transition anyhow.  If we provide
>> bug-compatible versions of SHOW or whatever, people like that will just
>> move on to complaining about some other difference.
>>
>> I'm in favor of trying to develop some documentation aimed at helping
>> new MySQL converts, but I don't think there's much to be gained by
>> doing more than that.
>
> +1
>
> Any official place has sense - minimally for people who can read documentation.

This seems to be the exact opposite of what you said an hour and a
half ago, but, hey, at least we're all more or less in agreement now.
There remains the issue of finding a qualified person who is willing
to spend the time to write this documentation...

...Robert

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