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Re: Pet Peeves?

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Pet Peeves?
Date: 2009-02-04 21:20:42
Message-ID: 200902042320.43257.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 04 February 2009 19:39:42 John DeSoi wrote:
> Somewhat related, it would be nice if columns had a unique identifier
> in the catalog rather than just a sequence number for the table. This
> would make it possible to distinguish between altering a column versus
> dropping/adding when comparing schemas or detecting DDL changes.

It would also make quite a bit of internal code much simpler if pg_attribute 
had OIDs.  I'm not sure if the demand for that is high beyond you, though.

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