On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 6:23 AM, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 28 July 2017 at 07:45, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> Peter Geoghegan <p...@bowt.ie> writes:
>> > 2. Start somewhere. I have no idea where that should be, but it has to
>> > be some particular place that seems interesting to you.
>> Don't forget to start with the available documentation, ie
>> https://www.postgresql.org/docs/devel/static/internals.html
>> You should certainly read
>> https://www.postgresql.org/docs/devel/static/overview.html
>> and depending on what your interests are, there are probably other
>> chapters of Part VII that are worth your time.
>> Also keep an eye out for README files in the part of the source
>> tree you're browsing in.
> In fact, even though you won't initially understand much from some of them,
> reading most of
> find src/ -name README\*
> can be quite useful. It's nearly time for me to do that again myself; each
> time I absorb more.
> There are very useful comments at the start of some of the source files too.
> Unfortunately in some cases the really important explanation will be on some
> function that you won't know to look for, not the comment at the top of the
> file, so there's an element of discovery there.
> I'd start with the docs as Tom suggested, then
> * https://www.postgresql.org/developer/
> * https://momjian.us/main/presentations/internals.html
> * https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Development_information
> * https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/So,_you_want_to_be_a_developer%3F
> * https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Developer_FAQ
> (some of which need to be added to the "developer information" wiki page I
> think)

Thanks dear hackers. This is an enormous help for me.

I think recommending specific techniques/tools like Cscope, find src/
-name README\*   and others you might know that make life easy  with
PG hacking can be great help for the beginners.


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