On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 11:45:43AM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote: > David Fetter wrote: > > > Our distribution is not a place to experiment with things. > > > That's what separate pgfoundry projects are for. The fact we > > > have some unusual things in /contrib is not a reason to add > > > more. > > > > If it's on track to become part of PostgreSQL, as other innovative > > features have in the past, it very much does belong there. Why > > marginalize the very thing that PostgreSQL is really good > > at--innovative new features--by putting it somewhere where few > > people will ever even see it? > > > > If there were some very, very clear language every place a person > > could download, check references, or install PostgreSQL that new > > experimental features are at pgFoundry, that might be different. > > As it is, you have to be truly dedicated even to discover that > > pgFoundry exists. > > > > Let's get full disjunctions in contrib with a good README and have > > people figure out what to do with them from there. If no one > > demands full inclusion in a couple of versions, let's take it out. > > Where does it stop, then? Do we have everything in /contrib. I > don't see how this scales. When we took the code from Berkely, it > had everyone's doctoral thesis in there, and we had to remove alot > of it because it was just too messy.
If it were just me laying out the boundary, I'd say that anything that changes the grammar of SQL--for example, adding FULL DISJUNCTION--can't really be a viable trial outside the main distribution channels and deserves a couple of versions' stay in one of those channels if it passes the scrutiny of -hackers. I'd love to see a "main distribution channel" that's not contrib, but that's for the future and full disjunctions are now. :) Cheers, D -- David Fetter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://fetter.org/ phone: +1 415 235 3778 AIM: dfetter666 Skype: davidfetter Remember to vote! ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 4: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org