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Re: [HACKERS] Tutorial

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: 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 20:40:36
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On Fri, Jul 23, 2004 at 04:30:40PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> > 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.
> If we're going to remove from the tutorial every feature for which
> any aspect is deemed by someone to be broken, the tutorial is liable
> to become quite short.

Are there other pieces that are broken?  As far as I know, the only
documented feature in PostgreSQL that is is table inheritance.

Anyhow, there are lots of ways to highlight the object-relational
features that PostgreSQL provides.  Table inheritance just isn't a
good one.

David Fetter david(at)fetter(dot)org
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