On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, Peter Eisentraut wrote:

> Teodor Sigaev wrote:
> > If there aren't objections then we plan commit patch tomorrow or
> > after tomorrow.
> I still haven't heard any argument for why this would be necessary or
> desirable at all, other than that it looks better for marketing
> reasons, which I will counter by saying that it looks worse for
> marketing reasons because our hailed plugin mechanism is apparently so
> poor that it can't support some practical extension module such as
> this.

I for one am greatly looking forward to tsearch2 being in core.  I was
very fond of the plugin mechanism, until I signed up with a hosting
provider.  I do not have superuser privileges on the database cluster, and
they will not install any plugins due to unspecified "security concerns".
So ATM if I want full text indexing, my only choice would be to avail
myself of their mysql instance which has it built in.  So I have been
jaded, and my opinion of optional plugins has gone from "wow, this is
neat" to "man, this is a pain".  They do not install plpgsql so I cannot
write any triggers, they don't install tsearch2 so I don't get full text
indexing, so all of the great features of postgres I have come to enjoy on
my own box are suddenly taken away :(

Sorry for the rant, I am just looking forward to 8.3 so I could get full
text indexing...


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