Because many developers of postgres work over dialup modems at speeds of 
32k.  500KB over a 32Kb line is a problem.  Especially if you aren't 
even planning on using jdbc, you still pay the price when doing a CVS 


Rene Pijlman wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001 19:22:19 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>>500k of binaries?  You just lost the argument.  That's not an acceptable
>>amount of overhead to add to the Postgres distribution.
> Why? 500K can easily fit on a floppy, and that's technology from
> the 1980's.
> Regards,
> René Pijlman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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