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Re: [HACKERS] Data type removal

From: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Brandon Ibach <bibach(at)infomansol(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Data type removal
Date: 1998-03-24 21:22:51
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On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Brandon Ibach wrote:

> The Hermit Hacker said:
> > 
> > On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Brandon Ibach wrote:
> > >    I, for one, am in favor of converting some of the type packages to
> > > loadable modules.  Having those in the backend when they aren't being
> > > used is much like compiling extra modules into my Apache web server
> > > because they're "kinda neat", even though they won't be used.  Also,
> > 
> > 	I don't know about Apache, but is there any noticeable performance
> > difference between having extra modules installed or not installed?  It
> > makes the binary slightly larger, but does it change performance?
> > 
>    I can't say for sure what effect this would have on performance.
> However, what example can you give of a monolithic piece of software
> that is superior to a slim, well-designed core with an architecture
> for expansion?  


Marc G. Fournier                                
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