On 6 Mar 2016 8:27 p.m., "Peter Geoghegan" <p...@heroku.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 4:41 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, I agree with that.  I am utterly mystified by why Bruce keeps
> > beating this drum, and am frankly pretty annoyed about it.  In the
> > first place, he seems to think that he invented the idea of using FDWs
> > for sharding in PostgreSQL, but I don't think that's true.  I think it
> > was partly my idea, and partly something that the NTT folks have been
> > working on for years (cf, e.g.,
> > cb1ca4d800621dcae67ca6c799006de99fa4f0a5).  As far as I understand it,
> > Bruce came in near the end of that conversation and now wants to claim
> > credit for something that doesn't really exist yet and, to the extent
> > that it does exist, wasn't even his idea.
> I think that it's easy to have the same idea as someone else
> independently. I've had that happen several times myself; ideas that
> other people had that I felt I could have easily had myself, or did in
> fact have. Most of the ideas that I have are fairly heavily based on
> known techniques. I don't think that I've ever creating a PostgreSQL
> feature that was in some way truly original, except perhaps for some
> aspects of how UPSERT works.

Everything is a remix.


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