Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: Why doesn't psql use the information schema to get ACL description ?

From: Jim Nasby <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Dave Cramer <pg(at)fastcrypt(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Why doesn't psql use the information schema to get ACL description ?
Date: 2011-08-25 21:51:55
Message-ID: (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
On Aug 23, 2011, at 1:57 PM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> Ultimately my ulterior motive is to make sure the information schema
>> is actually useful and ensure that it maintains that status.
> The information schema only exposes privileges defined in the SQL
> standard on objects defined in the SQL standard.  So psql or any tool
> that wants to provide information on PostgreSQL-specific features can't
> use that.  But perhaps the JDBC interfaces only expose certain standard
> information anyway, so it could be useful.  Depends on the details,
> though.

Related to this is the newsysviews project, which was intended to present more human-friendly info ala info_schema, but to also provide PostgreSQL-specific information (which info_schema can't).
Jim C. Nasby, Database Architect                   jim(at)nasby(dot)net
512.569.9461 (cell)               

In response to


pgsql-hackers by date

Next:From: Jim NasbyDate: 2011-08-25 22:05:35
Subject: Re: pg_restore --no-post-data and --post-data-only
Previous:From: Jim NasbyDate: 2011-08-25 21:45:15
Subject: Re: Buffering GiST leaf pages too

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2017 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group