[postgis-devel] New node splitting algorithm for GiST
strk at keybit.net
Thu Feb 16 09:48:49 PST 2012
On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 09:37:55AM -0800, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:33 AM, Mark Cave-Ayland
> <mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 15/02/12 16:14, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> >> Hi Alexander,
> >> We're getting close to the 2.0 release, but I would accept and apply a
> >> patch wrapped in a big #define to allow people to optionally choose
> >> the new split routine at build time as an experimental option.
> >> Paul
> > In terms of getting a 2.0 release out, I don't think this is the right time
> > to be doing this for such a new feature. I'd much rather have a shorter 2.1
> > cycle (say 6 months) and apply the patch just after branch to give it the
> > testing time it requires rather than add more complicated #ifdeffery in a
> > critical piece of code.
> I really don't see the harm in having an EXPERIMENTAL_INDEX block,
> particularly since it will be (should be, can be) one big block, not
> scattered throughout the codebase. Gives us a chance to get some
> testing without waiting through another major release cycle, which as
> we've seen... can be long? :)
I agree on having the block in. Will help us all testing it.
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