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Re: Re: Proposal: Store "timestamptz" of database creation on "pg_database"

From: Fabrízio de Royes Mello <fabriziomello(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)gmail(dot)com>, Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Andres Freund <andres(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Dimitri Fontaine <dimitri(at)2ndquadrant(dot)fr>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Pgsql Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: Proposal: Store "timestamptz" of database creation on "pg_database"
Date: 2013-01-07 00:54:48
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* Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> Yes, and have the actual 'description' field (as it's variable) at the
> end of the catalog.
> Regarding the semantics of it- I was thinking about how directories and
> unix files work.  Basically, adding or removing a sub-object would
> update the alter time on the object itself, changing an already existing
> object or sub-object would update only the object/sub-object's alter
> time.  Creating an object or sub/object would set its create time and
> alter time to the same value.  I would distinguish 'create' from
> 'ctime', however, and have our 'create' time be only the actual
> *creation* time of the object.  ALTER table OWNER TO user; would update
> "table"s alter time.

Understood... a "COMMENT" is a database object, then if we add a creation
time column to pg_description/shdescription tables how we track his
creation time?

> Open to other thoughts on this and perhaps we should create a wiki page
> to start documentating the semantics.  Once we get agreement there, it's
> just a bit of code. :)



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