On 10/1/17 14:26, Peter Geoghegan wrote: > It does seem too late. It's disappointing that we did not do better > here. This problem was entirely avoidable.
I understand where you are coming from. My experience with developing this feature has been that it is quite fragile in some ways. We have had this out there for testing for many months, and we have fixed many bugs, and follow-up bugs, up to very recently. We don't have good automatic test coverage, so we need to rely on user testing. Making significant code and design changes a week or two before the final release is just too late, even if the changes were undisputed. And this wasn't just one specific isolated change, it was a set of overlapping changes that seemingly kept changing and expanding. Analyzing and reviewing that under pressure, and then effectively owning it going forward, too, is not something I could commit to. I'm satisfied that what we are shipping is "good enough". It has been in development for over a year, it has been reviewed and tested for months, and a lot of credit for that goes to you. The "old" locale support took many years to take shape, and this one probably will, too, but at some point I feel we have to let it be for a while and take a breather and get some feedback and field experience. I'm available to discuss the changes you are envisioning, preferably one at a time, in the near future as part of the PG11 development process. -- Peter Eisentraut http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers