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Re: Avoiding rewrite in ALTER TABLE ALTER TYPE

From: Jim Nasby <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Noah Misch <noah(at)leadboat(dot)com>, "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Avoiding rewrite in ALTER TABLE ALTER TYPE
Date: 2010-12-30 18:35:18
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On Dec 29, 2010, at 10:14 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> +1 for trying to optimize these cases (but maybe after we optimize the
> varchar -> text and varchar(less) -> varchar(more) cases to skip the
> scan altogether).

+1 on getting the obvious cases of varchar and numeric done first; we run into those a lot at work and would be willing to sponsor work on a patch that makes those operations as fast as just adding a new column.
Jim C. Nasby, Database Architect                   jim(at)nasby(dot)net
512.569.9461 (cell)               

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