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Re: Escaping the ARC patent

From: "Jonah H(dot) Harris" <jharris(at)tvi(dot)edu>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: Escaping the ARC patent
Date: 2005-02-03 23:49:20
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I'll dive into my bookmarks and see if I can find it.

Tom Lane wrote:

>"Jonah H. Harris" <jharris(at)tvi(dot)edu> writes:
>>I'm familiar with the 2Q algorithm.  I also remember seeing, I believe, 
>>a public domain 2Q implementation floating around somewhere.
>No doubt, but I think the more conservative way to get there is to
>proceed by trimming down the working code we already have.  Adapting
>someone else's code to fit into our backend infrastructure would involve
>a fair amount of modifications (memory management and error handling at
>the very least) with consequent risks of introducing bugs.
>Still, it wouldn't be bad to have someone else's implementation at hand
>as a comparison point.  Do you have a link handy?
>			regards, tom lane

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