Re: [HACKERS] Tutorial

From: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>, Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>, elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Tutorial
Date: 2004-07-23 20:25:56
Message-ID: 20040723132556.H29889@cookie.varlena.com
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Perhaps after OSCON I can work with fetter on getting
the documentation clarified. OK?

--elein

On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 12:34:13PM -0700, David Fetter wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 03:31:47PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> > David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> > > What *is* broken is table inheritance, and the docs need to reflect
> > > this.
> >
> > The combination of inheritance with certain other features is broken,
> > yes, and the docs do reflect that (see the bottom of
> > http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7.4/static/ddl-inherit.html
> > for example).
> >
> > I will grant you that this page is a near duplicate of the
> > tutorial's discussion of inheritance, which is surely bad --- either
> > they should be exact duplicates, or one or the other needs
> > rewriting. But I'm not really going to hold still for the docs on
> > inheritance being rewritten by someone who considers the entire
> > concept broken. Maybe we can get elein to do it ;-)
>
> I don't consider the concept broken. The implementation is, in fact,
> broken, and putting that broken piece in the tutorial is, imnsho, a
> bad mistake.
>
> Cheers,
> D
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