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Re: Deprecating RULES

From: Peter Geoghegan <peter(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Daniel Farina <daniel(at)heroku(dot)com>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Deprecating RULES
Date: 2012-10-12 19:10:18
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On 12 October 2012 20:01, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> We know that rules are a bad fit for
> almost everything, *but we can't assume that our users all know that
> when it isn't even documented*.

I agree that we should document that rules are something that should
almost certainly be avoided. Up until recently, the advice surrounding
commit_delay in the docs said something practically indistinguishable
from "you don't want to use this". Why not do the same for rules?

Peter Geoghegan
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training and Services

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