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Re: Proposal: First step towards Intelligent, integrateddatabase

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: ghatpande(at)vsnl(dot)net, Dann Corbit <DCorbit(at)connx(dot)com>, pgsql hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Proposal: First step towards Intelligent, integrateddatabase
Date: 2010-12-01 14:59:17
Message-ID: 4CF662C5.70109@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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On 12/01/2010 09:41 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
> ghatpande(at)vsnl(dot)net writes:
>> Create domain is only useful for abstracting common constraints on fields into single location for maintenance. It may not be useful to link tables.
> It's still unclear what this does that you don't get from inheritance,
> typed tables, use of a table's rowtype as a field type, or CREATE TABLE
> LIKE.  This isn't exactly virgin territory.
>
> 			

Yeah. Actually, the whole thing reminded me somewhat of the pre-RDBMS 
data stores I worked with 25 years or so ago. "Those who cannot remember 
history are doomed to repeat it."

cheers

andrew

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