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Re: BUG #5988: CTINE duplicates constraints

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Marko Tiikkaja <marko(dot)tiikkaja(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5988: CTINE duplicates constraints
Date: 2011-04-25 15:06:28
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 7:13 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> I have stated previously my opinion that this is a misconceived feature,
>> and it's now apparent that the implementation is as poorly thought
>> through as the definition. My recommendation is to revert that patch
>> altogether.

> IIRC, quite a few people voiced support for this feature, so I think
> that ripping it out because you don't personally like it is not a good
> solution.

I will not stand in the way of someone else coming up with a less broken
implementation.  But as you've noted, that seems to be a somewhat less
than trivial project.  And time grows short.  I don't think it's
unreasonable at all to pull this feature from 9.1 and let someone who
cares about it submit a rewritten patch for 9.2.

			regards, tom lane

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