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Re: and it's not a bunny rabbit, either

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Itagaki Takahiro <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: and it's not a bunny rabbit, either
Date: 2010-12-31 13:10:07
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Excerpts from Robert Haas's message of vie dic 31 02:07:18 -0300 2010:

> I think that's true in some cases but not all.  The system-generated
> attribute names thing actually applies in several cases, and I think
> it's pretty cut-and-dried.  When you get into something like which
> kinds of relations support triggers, that's a lot more arbitrary.

I think part of the problem with the phrase "system-generated attribute
names" is: how are users supposed to figure out what that means, and
what relation types it applies to?  It seems entirely non-obvious.

> I think for now what I
> had better do is try to get this SQL/MED patch finished up by
> soldiering through this mess rather than trying to fix it.  I think
> it's going to be kind of ugly, but we haven't got another plan then
> we're just going to have to live with the ugliness.

Perhaps it would make sense to fix the cases for which there is a
consensus, and leave the rest alone for now.

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Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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