On 2013-12-05 11:39:29 -0500, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> I think this proposal is a bit deadlocked now.
> - There are technical concerns about launching a server executable from
> within a client.
> - There are conceptual concerns about promoting an embedded database mode.
> On the other hand:
> - Everyone would like to have a way to use psql (and other basic
> clients) in stand-alone mode.
> The only solutions I see are:
> 1. do nothing
> 2. do everything (i.e., existing terminal mode plus socket mode plus
> embedded mode), letting the user work out the differences
> Pick one. ;-)

3) make it an explicit parameter, outside the database DSN, and let the
   clients contain a tiny bit of explict code about it. There really
   aren't that many clients that can use such a mode sensibly.

If we ever want to support a real embedded mode, much, much more than
this is needed. I don't think we should let that stop us from improving
single user mode.


Andres Freund

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