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From: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: CREATE SYNONYM ...
Date: 2006-03-08 18:27:20
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Neil Conway wrote:

> I'm still unconvinced that this feature would be sufficiently useful to
> justify the maintenance burden, in addition to the added complexity:
> even if it is implemented in a way that imposes minimal *runtime*
> overhead, new features add complexity: introducing a bunch of new DDL
> commands and a new concept ("synonyms") makes the system more difficult
> for users to understand.

Synonyms appear to me a little like domains. I like them to abstract 
from proprietary data types. Similar, leightweight synonyms (pg_class 
entries) allow some abstraction if needed, without using rules. I don't 
think that synonyms are more difficult to understand than domains.


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