On 08/05/2014 04:41 PM, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> I have chosen to keep the name "minmax", even if the opclasses now let
> one implement completely different things on top of it such as geometry
> bounding boxes and bloom filters (aka bitmap indexes).  I don't see a
> need for a rename: essentially, in PR we can just say "we have these
> neat minmax indexes that other databases also have, but instead of just
> being used for integer data, they can also be used for geometry, GIS and
> bitmap indexes, so as always we're more powerful than everyone else when
> implementing new database features".

Plus we haven't come up with a better name ...

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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