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Re: ALTER TABLE OWNER: change indexes

From: Neil Conway <nconway(at)klamath(dot)dyndns(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ALTER TABLE OWNER: change indexes
Date: 2002-02-25 23:23:13
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On Sun, 2002-02-24 at 22:37, Tom Lane wrote:
> Neil Conway <nconway(at)klamath(dot)dyndns(dot)org> writes:
> > You mentioned child-tables: should ALTER TABLE OWNER also recurse for
> > those?
> Only if you want to put in an "ONLY" variant to suppress the recursion.
> (This might actually be a reasonable thing to do, if so.  But I don't
> have a strong feeling about it.)

Okay, I'll do that in a later patch.

> My thought would be to group all the ALTER TABLE variants into one file,
> perhaps "alter.c", separate from the other current inhabitants of
> command.c.  Note that alter.c could be a lot smaller than the current
> sum of the ALTER routine sizes, given appropriate refactoring to
> eliminate duplicate code.

Okay, I'll create alter.c and see if I can refactor some of the ALTER
code -- but that can wait for a later patch also.

> >> Another point that maybe does need immediate attention: as coded,
> >> reassignment of ownership of a table won't affect the associated
> >> TOAST table, if any.  Should it?
> > Dunno, I don't know anything about TOAST. I would think if anyone would
> > know, it'd be you ;-)
> Well, see Peter's suggestion that this is all wrong because indexes
> don't have meaningful ownership anyway.  I think he's got a point...

That's probably true -- in the long-run, it probably makes more sense to
remove the concept of ownership from indexes.

However, in the mean-time, I think my patch is still valid. Unless there
are any remaining problems, please apply for 7.3.



Neil Conway <neilconway(at)rogers(dot)com>

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