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Re: plpython3

From: Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>
To: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: James William Pye <lists(at)jwp(dot)name>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>,PostgreSQL-development Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: plpython3
Date: 2010-01-14 12:39:51
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* Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> [100114 02:17]:

> One of the things I'm increasingly frustrated by (and don't take this  
> personally, this is a general comment coming more from the last CF  
> rather than something I mean to single you out for) is how many patch  
> submissions we get that don't have *compelling* examples showing their  
> value. Have a better programming approach to something? Show me the old  
> way and how the new way is better. Performance improvement? Provide a  
> complete, self-contained example showing how to demonstrate it. New type  
> of feature? Cut and paste a whole session showing how it's used, with  
> every single command you typed after initdb.

Wow, I can't agree more... I've seen *so* many patches fly by that don't
mean *anything* to me with the description sent to -hackers, until I
find out what they actually do, or could do, until I find it in my RSS
reader, via:

>                                I hope that everyone submitting patches  
> reads at least once in a while. One of the things  
> I really enjoy about his blog is how he shows complete working examples  
> of so many patches. To pick a standout recent entry,  
> takes "exclusion constraints"--a feature I didn't follow a bit of the  
> discussion about--and works through the whole feature with a series of  
> examples that, while still complicated, are completely self-contained  
> and possible to follow along until you understand how it all fits  
> together.

<what he said>++

>           Patch submitters should consider it a goal to make life that  
> easy for the reviewer stuck with checking their patch out.

Yes, submitters, please specifically try to make Hubert's life easier,
because we *all* will appreciate it...

Aidan Van Dyk                                             Create like a god,
aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca                                       command like a king,                                   work like a slave.

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