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Re: pre-proposal: permissions made easier

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pre-proposal: permissions made easier
Date: 2009-06-28 22:28:32
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David Fetter wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 05:27:19PM -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>> David Fetter wrote:
>>>>  * Users who come from MySQL every once in a while, annoyed that
>>>>  we don't support "GRANT ... *" syntax.
>>> I'm missing what's wrong with a wild-card GRANT syntax for this
>>> case.
>> Without a major change in the way we do permissions, it will not
>> work  prospectively.  We have no way ATM to store permissions for an
>> object  that does not currently exist.
> There have been previous discussions of prospective permissions
> changes.  Are we restarting them here?


It's not on the TODO list. I recall it being raised from time to time 
but I certainly don't recall a consensus that it should be done, nor 
how, so if you're implying that such a thing is a settled decision I 
suspect you're not entirely correct. Of course, my memory has been known 
to have errors ...



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