On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:53 AM, Joshua D. Drake <j...@commandprompt.com> > wrote: >> The right answer isn't the answer founded in the reality for many if not >> most of our users. > > I think that's high-handed nonsense. Sure, there are some > unsophisticated users who do incredibly stupid things and pay the > price for it, but there are many users who are very sophisticated and > make good decisions and don't want or need the system itself to act as > a nanny. When we constrain the range of possible choices because > somebody might do the wrong thing, sophisticated users are hurt > because they can no longer make meaningful choices, and stupid users > still get in trouble because that's what being stupid does. The only > way to fix that is to help people be less stupid. You can't tell > adult users running enterprise-grade software "I'm sorry, Dave, I > can't do that". Or at least it can cause a few problems.
+1 I really don't like this paternalistic mindset. -- Peter Geoghegan -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers