On May 25, 2009, at 2:16 AM, Dimitri Fontaine wrote:
> Proposal: pg_extension, a new dedicated system schema for extensions
> It's easy to see SQL objects (\df) of extensions (think contribs) you
> installed, and as extension developpers are required to use it, you
> don't have to care about it any more.
> As you have only one namespace for everyone, the collisions are
> detected early.
> Not good:
> As you have only one namespace for everyone, collisions prevent users
> from installing several extensions using the same SQL object name, so
> we'd need a way for extension authors to share a catalog of free
> names, like internally we do for systems OIDs in the bootstrap,
> IIUC. But in a distributed fashion.
> We would have to add ways for the user to see which extension which
> object belongs to, so you'd have extension | schema | object_name
> columns in all \dX things, e.g.
I like this, although I'd want to be able, as a user, to override that
default and tell an extension to install in some other schema. That
would allow me to immediately overcome conflicts, and to organize my
extensions if I want, rather than throw them all in one place.
> Proposal: Separate search_path into components: pre_search_path,
> search_path, post_search_path
> This allows to easily separate who changes what: typically DBAs will
> edit pre and post search_path components while application will care
> about search_path the same way as now.
> Not good:
> 2 new GUCs (but no new semantics, and defaults to empty)
I don't follow this at all. How to the three components effect
behavior? And what does this mean for where extensions are installed
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