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Re: [PATCHES] ALTER SCHEMA ... SET TABLESPACE

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Fabien COELHO <coelho(at)cri(dot)ensmp(dot)fr>
Cc: Christopher Kings-Lynne <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] ALTER SCHEMA ... SET TABLESPACE
Date: 2004-08-30 14:41:23
Message-ID: 200408301441.i7UEfNp03856@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Fabien COELHO wrote:
> 
> Dear Bruce,
> 
> Just my 0.02 euro cents:
> 
> On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > This is going to have to wait for 8.1.  If it was so important, someone
> > would have asked for it long before we went beta.
> 
> I'm not sure it works that way. Not that simply anyway.
> 
> Those having a say BEFORE beta are those interested in the implementation
> of the feature. For instance I'm not interested in how tablespace are
> implemented, mostly because I don't have time and also because I think
> that many people may have better ideas than mine on that issue.
> 
> Those having a say DURING beta are those interested in using the feature.
> I'm interested in using that because I may need it. So I evaluate the
> feature wrt how I may use it. The above syntax fix really look useful to
> me from that point of view, even if it is not essential to tablespace
> implementation.
> 
> So what does not seem important to developers may be seen as important to
> users. ISTM that it is the case with tablespace, which is a nice feature
> mostly implemented, but the small things that may be missing could make
> all the difference wrt its usability by database administrators, and could
> potentially harm postgresql reputation. That include fixing dump/restore,
> being able to move objects between tablespace...
> 
> Hence all these arguments so that new features should be "clean" enough,
> and that "workable" may not enough.

Yes, you are correct.  Beta folks are more users and can find missing
functionality easier.

Fortunately, I think the change schema default tablespace is unusual
enough that we can wait for 8.1 where people will really want the
ability to move schemas for already-created objects too.

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