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Re: Current enums patch

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tom Dunstan <pgsql(at)tomd(dot)cc>
Subject: Re: Current enums patch
Date: 2007-03-31 22:20:30
Message-ID: 10182.1175379630@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Is there a specific reason for
>> pg_enum.enumname to be type name and not type text?

> IIRC at one stage Tom wanted to try to make these identifiers, but that 
> was quickly abandoned. This might be a hangover from that.

Actually I think I see the reason: it's a bit of a pain in the neck to
use the syscache mechanism with text-type lookup keys.  I'm not 100%
convinced that we really need to have syscaches on pg_enum, but if those
stay then it's probably not worth the trouble to avoid the limitation.

			regards, tom lane

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