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Re: [HACKERS] DROP TABLE inside a transaction block

From: Philip Warner <pjw(at)rhyme(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Mike Mascari <mascarm(at)mascari(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Tatsuo Ishii <t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] DROP TABLE inside a transaction block
Date: 2000-03-08 07:10:04
Message-ID: 3.0.5.32.20000308181004.01fc3680@mail.rhyme.com.au (view raw or flat)
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At 01:54 8/03/00 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>Philip Warner <pjw(at)rhyme(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
>> For the ignorant, are you able to explain why naming files
>> '<table_name>_<IOD>' is not acceptable? This seems to satisfy both
>> requirements (and seemed to be the conclusion of the previous discussion).
>
>Well, it's pretty simple: consider what has to happen to make RENAME
>TABLE be rollback-able.
...etc

Sorry for the stupid question. I was confusing the previous discussions
over 'DROP COLUMN' with this one, without actually engaging my brain. 

Your response was admirably patient.

FWIW, without a 'storage area' or 'table space' concept, I agree that table
names based on OID's are TWTG.


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