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Re: Numeric 508 datatype

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Numeric 508 datatype
Date: 2005-11-17 17:48:45
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> If the patch is accepted technically, in can be applied at any time,
> right up to code freeze for this or the next release. It's a fairly
> independent patch.

> I'd suggest we check it out now, then put it in a holding pen for awhile
> to see if an upgrade tool emerges.

I'm disinclined to do that unless there's a pretty firm commitment from
someone to work on pg_upgrade in the near future.  Patches that are not
in the tree tend to suffer from code drift; if we wait six months or a
year to apply what you've done then we'll likely be looking at
significantly more work to get it in.  We'd also be losing the direct
and indirect testing that the patch would get were it in the tree over
that length of time.

			regards, tom lane

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