On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 8:14 AM, Alvaro Herrera <alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com>

> dinesh kumar wrote:
> > Also, I was under impression that, all our TODO
> > <https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Todo> items are filtered for the real
> use
> > cases. Is my impression wrong. If I wanted to work on another TODO item,
> > where i need to take a look.
> Your impression is completely, absolutely, horribly wrong.
> The TODO contains some ideas that are good but postponed, other ideas
> that are bad but we didn't know at the time they were recorded, other
> ideas that we don't know either way.  Before doing anything on an item
> from the TODO list, you should first read the linked threads (if any),
> and keep track when they end with an email saying "what an awful idea".
> If this doesn't happen, _search_ for other threads not linked on the
> TODO list that also deal with the same topic; note if they end the same
> way (if you find such threads, it's useful to add a link to them in the
> TODO item).
> Even if you can't find overly negative opinions about some item, discuss
> it here before doing any actual coding.
> I wonder if we need a new page TONOTDO or something like that.

The bottom of the TODO list already has "Features We Do Not Want".  I think
it would just be a matter of moving them down to that section.

Or maybe a new section of "Features I lost an argument over, but hope to
eventually accumulate enough allies to re-fight that battle".

I've thought in the paste that maybe we should create a "stale" badge and
go through and add it to every open item.  Once someone has re-evaluated
that it is still desirable (and that the description even makes sense in
the first place), they can remove the stale badge.  Currently, the TODO
seems to be a collection of belly button lint more than anything else.



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