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Re: [HACKERS] Re: pgsql: Extract catalog info for error reporting before an error actually

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Michael Paesold <mpaesold(at)gmx(dot)at>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: pgsql: Extract catalog info for error reporting before an error actually
Date: 2007-10-25 17:51:16
Message-ID: 4720D794.1090509@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Michael Paesold wrote:
> In the previous discussion, Simon and me agreed that schema changes 
> should not happen on a regular basis on production systems.
>
> Shouldn't we rather support the regular usage pattern instead of the 
> uncommon one? Users doing a lot of schema changes are the ones who 
> should have to work around issues, not those using a DBMS sanely. No?
>
>

Unfortunately, doing lots of schema changes is a very common phenomenon. 
It makes me uncomfortable too, but saying that those who do it have to 
work around issues isn't acceptable IMNSHO - it's far too widely done.

cheers

andrew

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