On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 6:02 PM, Corey Huinker <corey.huin...@gmail.com>

> Over the past few months, I've been familiarizing myself with postgres
> server side programming in C.
> My attempts to educate myself were slow and halting. The existing server
> side programming documentation has some examples, but those examples didn't
> show me how do what I wanted to do, and my research-via-google was highly
> circular, almost always pointing back to the documentation I had already
> found lacking, or a copy of it.
> Most of what I have learned I have culled from asking people on IRC, or
> bugging people I've met through user groups and PgConf. In all cases,
> people have been extremely helpful. However, this method is inefficient,
> because we're using two people's time, one of whom has to tolerate my
> incessant questions and slow learning pace.
> Furthermore, the helpful suggestions I received boiled down to:
> 1. The function/macro/var you're looking for is PG_FOO, git grep PG_FOO
> 2. Look in blah.c which does something like what you're trying to do
> 3. The comments in blah.h do a good job of listing and explaining this
> macro or that

There's also a good deal of README files in the source tree, so I would add:

4. find src -name 'README*'

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