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Re: column ordering, was Re: [PATCHES] Enums patch v2

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: column ordering, was Re: [PATCHES] Enums patch v2
Date: 2006-12-20 03:35:21
Message-ID: 200612192235.22169.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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On Tuesday 19 December 2006 11:25, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 10:48:41AM -0500, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> > Sure, but the only sane way I can think of to do that would be have
> > separate logical and physical orderings, with a map between the two. I
> > guess we'd need to see what the potential space savings would be and
> > establish what the processing overhead would be, before considering it.
> > One side advantage would be that it would allow us to do the often
> > requested "add column at position x".
>
> A patch to allow seperate physical and logical orderings was submitted
> and rejected. Unless something has changed on that front, any
> discussion in this direction isn't really useful.
>

The patch was rejected on technical means, and the author decided it was too 
much work to finish it.  If someone wanted to try and complete that work I 
don't think anyone would stand against it. 

-- 
Robert Treat
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