On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 10:05 AM, Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> wrote:
> On 2016-04-19 15:32:07 +0300, Aleksander Alekseev wrote:
>> > As Tom says, we can't easily break it down into multiple co-operating
>> > pieces, so lets forget that as unworkable.
>> I'm sorry but didn't I just demonstrate the opposite?
> I doubt it.
>> If so it's very
>> easy to prove - give a counterexample. As I understand approach I
>> described handles cases named by Tom just fine. In fact the idea of
>> transforming ASTs (a.k.a metaprogramming) is successfully used by
>> programmers for about 50 years now.
>> (As a side note - I'm not a native English speaker but I believe such
>> type of logic is known as "argument from authority".)
> And the above is called an ad-hominem.

An "ad hominem" attack means against the person rather than on the
topic of the issue, but I don't think Aleksander did that.  I'm not
sure why you think what he wrote was out of line.  It reads OK to me.

Robert Haas
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