Re: POC: rational number type (fractions)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>, Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Chapman Flack <chap(at)anastigmatix(dot)net>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Joe Nelson <joe(at)begriffs(dot)com>, "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: POC: rational number type (fractions)
Date: 2020-07-02 14:01:27
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(dot)dunstan(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> On 7/1/20 7:00 PM, Stephen Frost wrote:
>> ... extensions outside of PG simply don't thrive as independent projects.
>> There's various potential reasons for that, from being hard to find, to
>> being hard to install and work with, to the fact that we don't have a
>> centralized extension system (PGXN isn't really endorsed at all by
>> core... and I don't really think it should be), and our general
>> extension management system isn't particularly great anyway.

> Then these are things we should fix. But the right fix isn't including
> every extension in the core code.

Yeah. We *must not* simply give up on extensibility and decide that
every interesting feature has to be in core. I don't have any great
ideas about how we grow the wider Postgres development community and
infrastructure, but that certainly isn't the path to doing so.

regards, tom lane

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