Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> One of the criteria we've always had for a suitable hint-or-whatever-
>> you-call-it design is that it *not* involve decorating the queries.

> [ snip ]
> To put that another way, it's true that some people can't adjust their
> queries, but also some people can.  It's true that nonstandard stuff
> sucks, but queries that don't work suck, too.  And as for better
> solutions, how many major release cycles do we expect people to wait
> for them?

Well, a decorating-the-queries solution that isn't utter crap is not
going to be a small amount of work, either.

                        regards, tom lane

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