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Re: pgsql: Get rid of the need for manual maintenance of the initial

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org, John Naylor <jcnaylor(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: pgsql: Get rid of the need for manual maintenance of the initial
Date: 2010-01-05 01:28:55
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On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:
> Log Message:
> -----------
> Get rid of the need for manual maintenance of the initial contents of
> pg_attribute, by having genbki.pl derive the information from the various
> catalog header files.  This greatly simplifies modification of the
> "bootstrapped" catalogs.
>
> This patch finally kills genbki.sh and Gen_fmgrtab.sh; we now rely entirely on
> Perl scripts for those build steps.  To avoid creating a Perl build dependency
> where there was not one before, the output files generated by these scripts
> are now treated as distprep targets, ie, they will be built and shipped in
> tarballs.  But you will need a reasonably modern Perl (probably at least
> 5.6) if you want to build from a CVS pull.
>
> The changes to the MSVC build process are untested, and may well break ---
> we'll soon find out from the buildfarm.
>
> John Naylor, based on ideas from Robert Haas and others

Awesome.

...Robert

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