On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Vladimir Rusinov <vrusi...@google.com> writes:
>> On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 4:57 PM, Euler Taveira <eu...@timbira.com.br> wrote:
>>> As Robert suggested in the other email: extension to create old names.
>> I don't follow the reasoning for the extension. It seem to have downsides
>> of both alternatives combined: we still break people's code, and we add
>> even more maintenance burden than just keeping aliases.
> Yeah, I'm not terribly for the extension idea.  Robert cited the precedent
> of contrib/tsearch2, but I think the history of that is a good argument
> against this: tsearch2 is still there 9 years later and there's no
> indication that we'll ever get rid of it.  We can let things rot
> indefinitely in core too.  If we do ever agree to get rid of the aliases,
> stripping them out of pg_proc.h will not be any harder than removing
> a contrib directory would be.

How about just leaving it to someone who cares about the aliases to
post such an extension at pgxn.org (or anywhere else they like).
It can be around as long as someone cares enough to maintain it.

I guess that makes my vote -1 on aliases by the project.

Kevin Grittner
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