Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom said that our low-hanging fruit is gone and only hard items are
> left.  This is certainly true.  What is hard to accept is that those big
> items take _weeks_ of focused development, and we just don't have enough
> full-time developers who can spend that amount of time to do them.  The
> sad truth is that there is alway something _else_ to do, rather than
> block out weeks to code a complex feature.  And these are usually
> features that can't be done incrementally, but require a huge input of
> time before there is any payback.

I spent weeks doing hash aggregates, weeks doing IN-subselect
optimization, and am in the middle of many weeks on FE/BE protocol
improvement.  I am sorry that you don't see these as killer features
... but they are all things that we desperately needed to do.

                        regards, tom lane

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