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Why no create synonym in postgres?

From: simon redfern <simon(at)musicpictures(dot)com>
To: atlpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Why no create synonym in postgres?
Date: 2008-03-12 18:58:02
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Hey Guys,

Just wondering why there is no create synonym command in postgres?

I've seen some reasons why not i.e. "people rely on the synonym and then 
it changes" - but hey, people rely on views and tables and they can be 

Synonyms are useful because they can give you such flexibility. For 
instance right now we want to create a synonym for a sequence so that 
django can use it (and insert into a view). They exist and are used in 
other database systems (e.g. Oracle ) because they are useful. Synonyms 
please! :-) I saw a patch for it so it must be possible..


Simon Redfern

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