On 17 December 2013 23:42, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:

>> We aim to have the simplest implementation that meets the stated need
>> and reasonable extrapolations of that. Text in a catalog table is the
>> simplest implementation. That is not a reason to reject it, especially
>> when we aren't suggesting a viable alternative.
> The first part of this assertion is debatable, and the claim that no
> viable alternative has been suggested is outright wrong.

I just hadn't read about that myself. All I'd read was why this
feature should be blocked.

Sounds like we have a way forward for this feature then, just not with
the current patch.

Can someone attempt to summarise the way forward, with any caveats and
necessary restrictions? It would save further column inches of debate.

 Simon Riggs                   http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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