On 2014-07-03 21:27:53 +0900, Fujii Masao wrote:
> > Add drawing random integers with a Gaussian or truncated exponentional
> > distributions to pgbench.
> > Test variants with these distributions are also provided and triggered
> > with options "--gaussian=..." and "--exponential=...".
> IIRC we've not reached consensus about whether we should support
> such options in pgbench. Several hackers disagreed to support them.
Yea. I certainly disagree with the patch in it's current state because
it copies the same 15 lines several times with a two word
difference. Independent of whether we want those options, I don't think
that's going to fly.
> OTOH, we've almost reached the consensus that supporting gaussian
> and exponential options in \setrandom. So I think that you should
> separate those two features into two patches, and we should apply
> the \setrandom one first. Then we can discuss whether the other patch
> should be applied or not.
Sounds like a good plan.
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