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Re: contrib catalogs

From: Kevin Neufeld <kneufeld(at)refractions(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: contrib catalogs
Date: 2008-07-24 15:13:04
Message-ID: 48889C00.2000309@refractions.net (view raw or flat)
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Really?  I didn't know that ... guess I never tried.  I'll have to do 
some experimenting!  Thanx Tom.
-- Kevin

Tom Lane wrote:
> Kevin Neufeld <kneufeld(at)refractions(dot)net> writes:
>> This might seem like a silly question, but what are the implications of 
>> PostgreSQL allowing developers to create custom catalogs?
> 
>> For example, PostgreSQL currently uses the pg_catalog schema to store 
>> system catalogs / relations / functions / etc.  Has thought gone into 
>> extending the scope to allow contrib modules to create their own 
>> catalogs (ie. a PostGIS catalog, cube, tsearch2, etc.)?
> 
> A superuser can create whatever he wants in pg_catalog.  Whether this
> is a good idea or will behave smoothly is a topic that has not been
> thought about, to my knowledge.
> 
> 			regards, tom lane
> 

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