On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Jeff Janes <jeff.ja...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Jeff Amiel <becauseimj...@yahoo.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Trying to follow the threads and other references - but I can't
>> > determine where this patch ended up.
>> >
>> > (http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/ca+tgmobrrrxco+t6gcqrw_djw+uf9zedwf9bejnu+rb5teb...@mail.gmail.com)
>> Well, the patch was rejected, more or less because people felt it
>> overlapped with pgfincore too much.  I don't particularly agree,
>> because pgfincore can't load data into shared buffers and doesn't work
>> on Windows, but other people felt differently.  There was talk of
>> polishing up pgfincore for possible inclusion in contrib, perhaps
>> adding this functionality along the way, but AFAIK there's been no
>> activity on that.
> It wasn't rejected, it was returned with feedback with generally positive
> reviews.  I think the main feedback was that it should provide a
> single-argument overloaded function that takes just the object name and
> applies reasonable defaults for the remaining arguments,  for example
> 'main', 'buffer',NULL,NULL.   I had thought that the worry about overlap
> with pgfincore was mostly resolved favorably, but perhaps I misread the
> situation.
> I'd like to see it revived for 9.4 if you are willing.

I don't mind rebasing the patch and tweaking the API if there's real
support for including this in contrib, but my recollection of the
previous discussions is less positive than yours.

Robert Haas
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