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Re: [HACKERS] pg_parg system table is suffering from software rot

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us (Tom Lane)
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] pg_parg system table is suffering from software rot
Date: 1999-03-26 16:33:55
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> Does anyone know what the system table pg_parg is, was, or might be
> used for?
> A comment at the head of include/catalog/pg_parg.h says
>  * [whatever this relation was, it doesn't seem to be used anymore --djm]
> and as far as I can tell this is true --- the source code contains
> no references to pg_parg or any of the field names therein.  The table
> is utterly undocumented, but it looks like it might once in the distant
> past have represented proc argument types, which we now keep elsewhere.
> The table is suffering from bit rot, in that its "parproid" field
> contains OIDs of rows in both pg_proc and pg_operator.  Rather than
> trying to intuit what it is for enough to fix this, I propose just
> deleting the darn thing.  Do I hear any objections?

House-clean away.

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