On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 6:51 AM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> Not enough. This feature is clearly being suggested as a way to offer
> Postgres in embedded mode for users by a back door. Doing that forces
> us to turn off many of the server's features and we will take a huge
> step backwards in features, testing, maintainability of code and
> wasted community time.
That's not clear to me at all. IIRC, the original idea was Tom's, and
the idea is to make it possible to have, for example, a psql session
connected to a standalone database, which can't be done right now. I
don't use standalone mode much, but when I do, I'd sure like to have
the psql interface rather than the existing standalone mode interface.
I'm not aware that there's anything in this patch which targets any
other use case; if there is, sure, rip it out. But let's not assume
this is going in a bad direction, especially considering who it was
that suggested the idea originally.
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