Re: Big disappointment with Postgres

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 16:04:33 -0800 (PST)
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# "But -- I also have a rule -- don't use HINTS."

... Tom is a technologist, not a DBA engaged in porting projects. Hints are bad, I grant you that, but the only thing worse than hints themselves is the absence of the hints when you need them. That is why every respectable RDBMS system in the world has them.

I don't remember having them or at least using them back in DB2 but it has been a really long time.

Hints are a very mixed blessing. Having a few of them in special circumstances well few people would argue against that.

Having them all over the place ... not in my shop thanks very much.

Having so many of them in place that they prevent a migration ... wow. That's pretty unique I would have to think. Received on Fri Feb 04 2011 - 18:04:33 CST

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