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Re: Signing off of patches (was Re: Not ready for 8.3)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Karl O(dot) Pinc" <kop(at)meme(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Signing off of patches (was Re: Not ready for 8.3)
Date: 2007-05-19 17:48:22
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"Karl O. Pinc" <kop(at)meme(dot)com> writes:
> On 05/18/2007 08:59:11 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I'd like to see something that emphasizes review and feedback at the
>> stages of germinal idea, rough functional spec, implementation
>> concept,

> Speaking as a larval Postgres hacker I have trouble asking about
> the germinal idea and rough functional spec parts.  Without
> having some clue about the implementation concept it's
> difficult for me to imagine whether or not I want to
> or will be able to put the effort into making the actual
> code work.

Well, but if you ask at an early stage it's perfectly fair to ask for
comments on how much work an implementation of idea X might be.  Plus
people could save you from wasting time going down dead-end paths.

			regards, tom lane

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