2013/1/3 Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>:
> On 1/2/13 11:08 PM, Fabrízio de Royes Mello wrote:
>> The attached patch add a new column into 'pg_database' called
>> 'datcreated' to store the timestamp of database creation.
>> If this feature is approved I could extend it to add a column into
>> 'pg_class' to store creation timestamp too.
> While I'm entirely in favor of this feature in general, I think this is
> the wrong way to approach it. It will end up like the CREATE OR REPLACE
> support: We add it for a few commands in one release, for a few more
> commands in the next release, for almost all commands in the following
> release, and now we're still not done.
> If we're going to store object creation time, I think we should do it
> for all objects, stored in a separate catalog, like pg_depend or
> pg_description, keyed off classid, objectid. And have a simple C
> function to call to update the information stored there.
> That would also make storing the modification time, which I'd ask for
> next, easier.
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