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Re: [HACKERS] char types gone.

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Zeugswetter Andreas <andreas(dot)zeugswetter(at)telecom(dot)at>
Cc: "'pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org'" <pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] char types gone.
Date: 1998-03-23 16:59:37
Message-ID: Pine.NEB.3.95.980323115443.29709U-100000@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 23 Mar 1998, Zeugswetter Andreas wrote:

> 	As for "down sinks the mast"...so far as I've been able to tell,
> we have *never* removed anything that wasn't replaced by a better way of
> doing it (time travel with triggers)...we didn't leave anyone floundering
> for a solution to it, we provided it...but now, its not forced on
> *everyone*, just on those databases/tables that require it...
> 
> 	Same functionality, better performance...
> 
> ** up raises the ulralight carbon ultra high speed mast, I like that streamline,
> of course for this the old wooden one had to go ;-) **


Okay...just checking.  I've heard one major complaint about PostgreSQL in
the past concerning the fact that we are just gutting it and "taking the
Postgres out of PostgreSQL", which I feel is an unfair assessment...

As your analogy puts it above, we've replaced key components of the old
"wooden, three mast'r" with a more sleek and streamlined "carbon fiber
mast"...but that new mast holds the same sails, just gets us to the finish
line faster...

If anyone feels that we've removed something that was really unique and
not replacedit with something better/faster, or provided a work around,
please let us know...in most cases, there is alot of discussion both here,
and in a private list, over whether we go forward with a modification or
not, especially something that is part of the *base* structure of the
system.

We have an *Open* development forum here...if you don't like the route
something is (or appears to be) going, let us know...give us strong
arguements for/against...but don't wait until the discussion is done and
everyone is in agreement before popping up...:(




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