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Re: Pet Peeves?

From: Reg Me Please <regmeplease(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves?
Date: 2009-01-30 13:37:13
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On Friday 30 January 2009 14:26:45 Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Gregory Stark wrote:
> > So, what do people say? Is Postgres perfect in your world or does it do
> > some things which rub you the wrong way?
> * No offer of anything-but-CVS on
> * Too many obscure configuration options: memory management, autovacuum
> management, freespace map, background writer, WAL.
> * Writing robust scripts with psql is difficult and bizarre.
> * Default postgresql.conf is too long and verbose.
> * Default logging configuration is too minimal.
> * Difficult to trace nested things, e.g., nested PL/pgSQL calls,
> cascaded foreign key actions.
> * No basic health checking: Answering the question, "Is this system
> configured reasonably and running smoothly" takes two days of training
> and half a day of work.
> * Too much accumulated historical garbage that is never cleared out.

* No builtin crosstab a-la

* No builtin time intervals a-la

* LIMIT and OFFSET don't accept non-constant (or non function) values

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