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 EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers