Robert Haas <> writes:
> I'm not prepared to commit this over the objection offered by Tomas
> Vondra on that thread.

FWIW, I agree with Peter that we should remove this code.  We know that it
is buggy.  Leaving it there constitutes an "attractive nuisance" --- that
is, I'm afraid that someone will submit a patch that depends on that
function, and that we might forget that the function is broken and commit
said patch.

Tomas' objection would be reasonable if a fix was simple, but so far as
I can tell from the thread, it's not.  In particular, Peter doesn't trust
the upstream patch in question.  But whether or not you trust it, doing
nothing is not a sane choice.  The reasonable alternatives are to remove
the merge function or sync the upstream patch.

                        regards, tom lane

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