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Re: Using bitwise operator vs. mapping table

From: Brian Ghidinelli <brian(at)pukkasoft(dot)com>
To: SF Postgres <sfpug(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Using bitwise operator vs. mapping table
Date: 2007-10-16 02:02:26
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David Fetter wrote:
>> However, we're growing and our users run quite a lot of reports
>> which already do 5 or 6-way joins.
> Is this actually causing a problem?

EXPLAIN ANALYZE isn't too excited.  This is where I think a real DBA 
could tweak the queries and indexes a bit to improve the times.

> Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
>                 Donald E. Knuth,
>                 ACM Journal Computing Surveys
>                 Vol 6, No. 4, Dec. 1974. p.268

And optimization permanently left undone is the root of all slow 
applications!  :)  Ok, maybe that's not true either.  This application 
is 4 years old;  it's due for some optimization so I pinged the list to 
see if this approach had any advantages.


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