Re: ALTER command reworks

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Kohei KaiGai <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Dimitri Fontaine <dimitri(at)2ndquadrant(dot)fr>, PgHacker <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: ALTER command reworks
Date: 2013-01-20 16:28:24
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Kohei KaiGai <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp> writes:
> About ALTER FUNCTION towards aggregate function, why we should raise
> an error strictly?

I agree we probably shouldn't --- traditionally we have allowed that,
AFAIR, so changing it would break existing applications for little

Similarly, you should not be throwing error when ALTER TABLE is applied
to a view, sequence, etc, and the command would otherwise be sensible.

regards, tom lane

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