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Re: and it's not a bunny rabbit, either

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Itagaki Takahiro <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: and it's not a bunny rabbit, either
Date: 2010-12-29 11:17:57
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On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 4:09 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
<heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:
> On 29.12.2010 06:54, Robert Haas wrote:
>>  With the patch:
>> rhaas=# cluster v;
>> ERROR:  views do not support CLUSTER
> "do not support" sounds like a missing feature, rather than a nonsensical
> command. How about something like "CLUSTER cannot be used on views"

I'm fine with flipping the ordering around.  I think I like it
marginally better this way, but you and Tom both seem to prefer the
opposite ordering, ergo so be it (barring a sudden influx of contrary

> The patch changes a bunch of heap_openrv() calls to relation_openrv().
> Perhaps it would be better make the error message something like "\"%s\" is
> not a table", and keep the callers unchanged. It's not particularly useful
> to repeat the command in the error message, the user should know what
> command he issued. Even if it's buried deep in a PL/pgSQL function or
> something, it should be clear from the context lines.

Did you read the whole thread?

Robert Haas
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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