On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 11:25 AM, Ross J. Reedstrom <reeds...@rice.edu> wrote:
>> Speaking about which, using Make rules to prepare your upgrade files
>> from other pieces means no development at all on the backend side.  You
>> can hardly beat that.
> Yes, from the backend-developer's perspective. But not from the
> extension-developer's perspective :-) And seriously, make is one of
> those things that is supremely capable of doing lots of stuff, but is so
> difficult to use correctly that everyone keeps reinventing newer wheels.
> Seems this one isn't round enough.

Not to mention the fact that make doesn't work on Windows, so any
extensions that rely on this will need hacks in the MSVC build system.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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