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>
>> > 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
> 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.
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