On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 8:56 PM, Pavel Stehule <pavel.steh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jim, Marko, Joel - is there a place, features where we can find a partial 
> agreement? If it is, then we can move our view there.

I have decided I definitively want a new language, and I'm willing to
pay for it.

Hopefully the community will join forces and contribute with ideas and
code, but with or without you or the rest of the community, plpgsql2
is going to happen.
Call it pltrustly or plpgsql2, I don't care. I just care about ending
my suffering from being forced writing plpgsql every day. It sucks,
and I'm going to end it.

I'm just too fed up with the annoyances of plpgsql. I cannot care less
about _hypothetical_ incompatibility problems,
I think your arguments "this is like Perl6 or Python3" are delusional.
You can easily intermix plpgsql and plpgsql2 in the same
"application", something you cannot do with Perl6 or Python3. So
please stop using that as an argument.

If anyone has an application where the hypothetical incompatibility
problems would be a problem, then just continue to use plpgsql.

And please kill all these GUCs ideas. The best thing with PostgreSQL
is the natural expected behaviour of the default configuration.
Contrary to MySQL where you have to enable lots and lots of
configuration options just to get a behaviour you expect as a novice

It's much better to just come together and agree on whatever we have
learned during the last 15 years of PL/pgSQL1, and sample all ideas
during a year maybe, and decide what to put into PL/pgSQL2. To make it
useful, we should aim to not break compatibility for _most_ code, but
accept some necessary rewrites of functions with deprecated

I'm even willing to suggest it might be a good idea to first try out
PL/pgSQL2 at Trustly, and after a year of usage, report back to the
community of our findings on how well it worked out for us, to allow
all others to learn from our mistakes during our first year of using
the new language. That way less people and companies will have to
suffer when we discover what we got wrong in what we thought would
work out well for us.

During the same trial period maybe your company Pavel and others can
try out their ideas of a PL/pgSQL2 and implement it, see how it works
out for you, and then report back to the community on your findings
from production environments.

That way we can avoid all these hypothetical discussions on what will
be good or bad without having any empirical evidence at hand.

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