Teodor Sigaev wrote: >> Why is ltree still in contrib? What prevents it from being in core? > Nothing. But I don't see any advantage of placing it in core - it > changes nothing in SQL, API or feature. Moving tsearch2 into core allows > to manage configuration with nice SQL API, using SysCache, automatical > rereading dictionaries files etc.
The advantage is that *users* don't know ltree exists and when they find out they term it, "User contributed","Non official","Unsupported" because it is in contrib. I recognize that this does play into Tom's extremely valid arguments on modules/plugins and correctly documentation and advertising. Sincerely, Joshua D. Drake > > IMHO, common problem for hstore/ltree/tsearch2 is a problem with public > namespace is dump/restore. Users usually dump the whole db and restore > it in new version. Even we make new version of contrib module with the > same function, new function/feature will not be accessible. > -- === The PostgreSQL Company: Command Prompt, Inc. === Sales/Support: +1.503.667.4564 || 24x7/Emergency: +1.800.492.2240 Providing the most comprehensive PostgreSQL solutions since 1997 http://www.commandprompt.com/ Donate to the PostgreSQL Project: http://www.postgresql.org/about/donate PostgreSQL Replication: http://www.commandprompt.com/products/ ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 7: You can help support the PostgreSQL project by donating at http://www.postgresql.org/about/donate