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Re: 7.5 release notes

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
Cc: Gaetano Mendola <mendola(at)bigfoot(dot)com>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 7.5 release notes
Date: 2004-07-26 06:17:10
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl> writes:
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2004 at 02:22:21AM +0200, Gaetano Mendola wrote:
>> In the release not I can read:
>> This allows columns to contain arbitrary composite types
>> like rows from other tables. [SNIPPED]
>> Wasn't this alread true on 7.4 ?

> No, this is a new feature.  Did you try inserting anything into the
> tables?

Postgres has always accepted this syntax, but it has not done anything
useful in many years, and when it last did do something useful the
semantics were quite a bit different :-(

Elein has standing to bash me about the change of semantics, but I don't
think the rest of you do ...

			regards, tom lane

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