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

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Russell Smith <mr-russ(at)pws(dot)com(dot)au>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org>,Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: column ordering, was Re: [PATCHES] Enums patch v2
Date: 2006-12-20 14:27:13
Message-ID: 20061220142713.GH24675@kenobi.snowman.net (view raw or flat)
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* Andrew Dunstan (andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net) wrote:
> This isn't really a compromise. Remember that this discussion started 
> with consideration of optimal record layout (minimising space use by 
> reducing or eliminating alignment padding). The above proposal really 
> does nothing for that.

While I agree that's how the discussion started the column ordering
issue can stand on its own and any proposal which provides that feature
should be considered.  I don't think we should throw out the
rewrite-the-table idea because it doesn't solve other problems.

	Thanks,

		Stephen

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