Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 11:22 AM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> I certainly would rather that our version matched something that's under
>> active maintenance someplace.  But it seems like there are two good
>> arguments for having a copy in our tree:
>> * easy accessibility for PG developers
>> * at any given time we need to be using a specific "blessed" version,
>> so that all developers can get equivalent results.  There's pretty much
>> no chance of that happening if we depend on distro-provided packages,
>> even if those share a common upstream.

> Yeah, but those advantages could also be gained by putting the
> pgindent tree on in a separate repository.  Having
> it in the same repository as the actual PostgreSQL code is not
> required nor, in my opinion, particularly desirable.

It adds an extra step to what a developer has to do to get pgindent
up and running, so it doesn't seem to me like it's helping the goal
of reducing the setup overhead.

                        regards, tom lane

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