On Mon, Jan 09, 2017 at 12:51:43PM -0500, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 4:59 AM, Gavin Flower
> <gavinflo...@archidevsys.co.nz> wrote:
> >> Is this completely unrealistic or is it carved in stone PostgreSQL will
> >> always be a C project forever and ever?
> > From my very limited understanding, PostgreSQL is more likely to be
> > converted to C++!
> I'm tempted to snarkily reply that we should start by finishing the
> conversion of PostgreSQL from LISP to C before we worry about
> converting it to anything else. There are various code comments that
> imply that it actually was LISP at one time and I can certainly
> believe that given our incredibly wasteful use of linked lists in so
> many places. gram.y asserts that this problem was fixed as far as the
> grammar is concerned...
> * AUTHOR DATE MAJOR EVENT
> * Andrew Yu Sept, 1994
> POSTQUEL to SQL conversion
> * Andrew Yu Oct, 1994 lispy
> code conversion
> ...but I think it'd be fair to say that even there it was fixed only in part.
David Gould (added to Cc:) mentioned that he had some ideas as to how
to address this.
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