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Re: pg_upgrade project status

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)sun(dot)com>, "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_upgrade project status
Date: 2009-01-27 14:56:13
Message-ID: 937d27e10901270656t4bbb463fk24039398c15c5bc@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Alvaro Herrera
<alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> Dave Page wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Alvaro Herrera
>> <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>>
>> > I think it's fairly easy to install Perl on Windows actually.  It
>> > doesn't sound too onerous a requirement if you want in-place upgrade;
>> > actually it looks a very reasonable one.
>>
>> There are installers for it, but given that we made a point of porting
>> everything to C to avoid using any scripting languages on end-user
>> machines when we ported to Windows, it seems strange to relax that
>> 'policy' now for convenience.
>
> If you prefer to not have pg_upgrade at all for 8.4, feel free to
> request it to be written in C ...  But I'm sure that's not what you
> meant.

I'd rather it was written in an appropriate language before feature
freeze, not in a language that makes it easier for the author but a
shade harder for thousands of users three months into feature freeze.


-- 
Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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