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Re: Extended customizing, SQL functions,

From: pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com
To: "Greg Stark" <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Extended customizing, SQL functions,
Date: 2004-05-29 18:50:13
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> pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com writes:
>> Having internal PostgreSQL variables that are not present on disk, or
>> maybe, variables that are mirrored on disk may be good.
> I don't think there's anything wrong with your idea, and there are
> numerous
> good solutions that implement it already. But what makes you think this
> belongs in Postgres?
> There are plenty of memory and disk based shared databases that are
> non-transactional and non-relational and meant for storing just this kind
> of
> non-relational data. Some are much faster than postgres for simple
> non-concurrent one-record lookups and updates like this.
> Use the right tool for the job. Don't try to make one tool do everything,
> especially something that's anathema to its basic design.

I agree completely with one caveat, when the best tool for the job lacks a
feature what do you do?

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