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From: Chris Bitmead <chrisb(at)nimrod(dot)itg(dot)telstra(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Chris Bitmead <chris(at)bitmead(dot)com>, Postgres Hackers List <hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] CLASSOID patch
Date: 2000-06-26 04:48:13
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Chris Bitmead wrote:
> Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> >
> > Chris Bitmead writes:
> >
> > > Attached is a first attempt at implementing the classoid feature.
> >
> > I'm wondering what other people think about the naming. Firstly, it's my
> > feeling that TABLEOID would be more in line with the general conventions.
> I was thinking this myself today. Mainly because I wonder if in the
> future there may be support for more than one table implementing a
> particular class type. On the other hand the oid is a reference to the
> pg_class table. Maybe pg_class should be renamed pg_table? Anyway, my
> current thinking is that tableoid is better.

Or put another way, I see SQL3 has a feature S051 "CREATE TABLE
<tablename> OF <type>", and it seems maybe the <type> should be called a
class, and the table a collection of that class. This would advocate the
tableoid name I think. Someone please correct me if my thinking is
muddled here.

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