|From:||Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>|
|To:||Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>|
|Cc:||Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org|
|Subject:||Re: ALTER TABLE ... REPLACE WITH|
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On Tue, 2010-12-14 at 19:48 +0000, Simon Riggs wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-12-14 at 11:34 -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > As for the utility of this command: there is no question that I would
> > use it. I'm not sure I like the syntax (I'd prefer REPLACE TABLE ____
> > WITH _____), but that's painting the bike shed.
> REPLACE TABLE ying WITH yang
> is probably easier to implement than hacking at the ALTER TABLE code
> > While the command may
> > appear frivolous and unnecessary syntactical ornamentation to some, I
> > have to say that doing the "table doesy-doe" which this command
> > addresses is something I have written scripts for on at least 50% of
> > my professional clients. It keeps coming up.
Patch. Needs work.
Simon Riggs http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/books/
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