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  • With caveats, it is now possible to drop columns from tables. The implementation is based on copying the old table to a new one minus the specified column. This procedure changes the oids of everyone ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 23, 2000 at 1:22 am
    Jan 26, 2000 at 9:09 pm
  • Let me thank all of those that spoke up in my support and let me tell of those that were unhappy that I _will_ be here tomorrow as well. To summarize the points and add a few of my own: 1) This is a ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 24, 2000 at 2:51 pm
    Jan 31, 2000 at 10:26 am
  • Hi, everyone, I like your work very much and hope PostgreSQL can grow into something competitive with Oracle just like Linux vs. Windows. I have background in relational database management system ...
    Xun ChengXun Cheng
    Jan 14, 2000 at 12:46 am
    Jan 17, 2000 at 2:00 am
  • I have updated the TODO list to mark all the items that are completed for 7.0. Are there any additional ones? Are there some names I have forgotten to attribute to items? Let me know. -- Bruce ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 12, 2000 at 3:47 pm
    Jan 13, 2000 at 7:48 pm
  • FYI: SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced that it is jumping to the forefront of the Linux database market by open-sourcing the beta ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 3, 2000 at 9:01 pm
    Jan 10, 2000 at 7:25 am
  • I am currently looking into the possibility of extending the current postgres SQL implementation to be compatible with Informix's SQL implementation. The changes required seem relatively ...
    Rod ChamberlinRod Chamberlin
    Jan 6, 2000 at 12:49 pm
    Jan 7, 2000 at 10:22 pm
  • This came down with my latest update and confused me quite a bit: * Portions Copyright (c) 1996-2000, PostgreSQL, Inc Since when do *they* own the copyright? Whatever happened to the good old ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 28, 2000 at 5:46 pm
    Jan 30, 2000 at 11:18 pm
  • Patch appled. And thanks very much for the patch. I am sorry you were given a bad time about your previous patch. We will try to not let it happen again. -- Bruce Momjian | http://www.op.net/~candle ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 23, 2000 at 5:27 am
    Jan 24, 2001 at 6:33 pm
  • I'm down to the point where the parallel tests mostly work with a small SI buffer --- but they do still sometimes fail. I've realized that there is a whole class of bugs along the following lines: ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 30, 2000 at 3:41 pm
    Feb 14, 2000 at 4:14 pm
  • I was rather bemused to discover just now that the node-freeing functions in nodes/freefuncs.c are never called from anywhere; in fact, the module hasn't got a single exported entry point! (I expect ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 29, 2000 at 10:51 pm
    Jun 9, 2000 at 6:40 pm
  • If I don't hear loud hollers very soon, I'm going to eliminate the DISTINCT ON "feature" for 7.0. As previously discussed, this feature is not standard SQL and has no clear semantic interpretation. I ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 25, 2000 at 1:50 am
    Jan 28, 2000 at 1:30 am
  • Hi all, I'm trying to implement REINDEX command. REINDEX operation itself is available everywhere and I've thought about applying it to VACUUM. . My plan is as follows. Add a new option to force ...
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    Jan 18, 2000 at 9:13 am
    Jan 19, 2000 at 11:15 pm
  • I loaded 10,000,000 rows into CREATE TABLE test (x INTEGER); Table is 400MB and index is 160MB. With index on the single in4 column, I got: 78 seconds for a vacuum 121 seconds for vacuum after ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 21, 2000 at 5:44 am
    Jan 25, 2000 at 9:53 am
  • I have been spending some time measuring actual runtimes for various sequential-scan and index-scan query plans, and have learned that the current Postgres optimizer's cost estimation equations are ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 21, 2000 at 12:31 am
    Jan 26, 2000 at 12:19 am
  • Can I ask how our big open items for 7.0 are doing: Long tuples/TOAST(Jan) Foriegn keys/action buffer(Jan) Unify date/time types(Thomas) Outer Joins(Thomas) I am only asking to know if we should ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 19, 2000 at 3:42 am
    Jun 3, 2000 at 10:39 pm
  • New psql doesn't case-fold in \d command: regression=# \d DEFAULT_TBL Did not find any relation named "DEFAULT_TBL". regression=# \d default_tbl Table "default_tbl" Attribute | Type | Modifier ... ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 30, 2000 at 10:20 pm
    Feb 1, 2000 at 5:23 am
  • A while ago I played around with gperf (GNU perfect hash function generator), abusing the keyword lookup in parser/keyword.c as playground. Now before I delete this I was wondering if this would ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 18, 2000 at 11:31 pm
    Jan 20, 2000 at 3:48 pm
  • I have repaired the most recently introduced coredump in pg_dump, but it still crashes on the regression test database. Issue 1: The "most recently introduced coredump" came from the change to ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 16, 2000 at 4:16 am
    Jan 18, 2000 at 11:22 pm
  • Does anyone have anything against me applying this to the current source tree? Marc G. Fournier ICQ#7615664 IRC Nick: Scrappy Systems Administrator @ hub.org primary: scrappy@hub.org secondary: ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Jan 8, 2000 at 9:15 pm
    Jan 18, 2000 at 7:37 pm
  • I'd like to implement stddev and variance aggregates in Postgres. This is a long standing TODO item. There already has been some discussion on implementing this, see ...
    Jeroen van VianenJeroen van Vianen
    Jan 23, 2000 at 4:56 pm
    Oct 2, 2000 at 7:57 am
  • Why do I get different date/time after explicitly setting timezone? This is RH Linux 5.2. test= select '1998-09-23 12:05:10 HST'::datetime; ?column? ------------------------------ Thu Sep 24 07:05:10 ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    Jan 20, 2000 at 3:48 am
    Jan 21, 2000 at 4:23 pm
  • Can someone explain this to me? When I use the alias p, should a reference to pg_language.oid create a new instance of pg_language in the range table. Seems it does not. Does the standard say the ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 23, 2000 at 9:55 am
    Jun 8, 2000 at 1:54 pm
  • [Ok, I've been in touch with the author of the 'First Major Open Source Database' article. Here's what he wants to do. Let me know what you think, and correct any misinformation I may have fed him.] ...
    Lamar OwenLamar Owen
    Jan 6, 2000 at 11:30 pm
    Jan 11, 2000 at 10:26 pm
  • Hi Bruce, I think there has been some confusion about the bit/bit varying stuff I did. I initially sent in a bit type that was non-SQL compliant, with the suggestion that this may be useful to stick ...
    Adriaan JoubertAdriaan Joubert
    Jan 28, 2000 at 5:31 pm
    Jan 19, 2001 at 10:54 pm
  • I'd like to yank the END/ABORT commands, since they're non-standard and redundant (COMMIT/ROLLBACK). Anyone who could not bear to see them go? (Of course END would stay as a reserved word.) -- Peter ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 28, 2000 at 5:46 pm
    Feb 1, 2000 at 4:08 pm
  • I would like to work on improving implementation of inheritance, especially with regard to referential integrity. I suspect there are a number of issues that may be related and will need to be done ...
    Oliver ElphickOliver Elphick
    Jan 24, 2000 at 9:54 pm
    Jan 28, 2000 at 5:37 pm
  • I know this is off topic but... How do the programmers here get paid? 1. You do this in your spare time and dont get paid. 2. Your day job encourages you to spend some of your time developing the db ...
    Robert DavisRobert Davis
    Jan 20, 2000 at 4:22 pm
    Jan 22, 2000 at 5:41 pm
  • * User who can create databases can modify pg_database table Not anymore. * Interlock to prevent DROP DATABASE on a database with running backends I think Tom wanted this listed as an achievement, ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 15, 2000 at 6:30 pm
    Jan 18, 2000 at 11:21 pm
  • Now that we can run the regress tests using the new psql, I was dismayed to discover that the arrays regress test fails with it. The perfectly valid query SELECT arrtest.a[1:3], ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 9, 2000 at 4:21 am
    Jan 12, 2000 at 11:23 pm
  • I just tried recompiling the latest source for the first time in weeks, but it appears I cannot compile pgsql. My source should be up-to-date since I use cvsup everytime I go online. But during ...
    Michael MeskesMichael Meskes
    Jan 18, 2000 at 1:03 pm
    Jan 19, 2000 at 10:29 pm
  • Looking in the Informix manuals, I now see how they handle complex outer joins: SELECT * FROM tab1, OUTER(tab2, tab3) WHERE tab1.col1 = tab2.col1 AND tab2.col1 = tab3.col1 It does the tab2, tab3 join ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 12, 2000 at 8:53 pm
    Jan 17, 2000 at 2:18 pm
  • I noticed today that the system drops any "typmod" modifier associated with a type name being casted to. For example, regression=# select '1.23456'::numeric(7,2); ?column? ---------- 1.23456 --- ...
    Tom LaneTom Lane
    Jan 16, 2000 at 2:03 am
    Jan 16, 2000 at 10:05 pm
  • Today I ran into an inconsistency between two versions of postgresql in how psql handles copies from stdin. At this point I am not sure how the rewrite of psql does things, but thought I'd mention ...
    Brook MilliganBrook Milligan
    Jan 11, 2000 at 11:35 pm
    Jan 14, 2000 at 10:19 pm
  • Can anyone here help? Vince. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 08:52:06 +0000 From: Jude Weaver <exec@shreve.net To: webmaster@postgresql.org Subject: Simmultanous ...
    Vince VielhaberVince Vielhaber
    Jan 10, 2000 at 4:09 pm
    Jan 11, 2000 at 3:27 pm
  • I have moved INDEX_MAX_KEYS to postgres.h, and have removed the hard-coded limits that it is 8 fields. I hope I got all of them. The default is still 8. There were only a few places left that had the ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 10, 2000 at 4:36 am
    Jan 10, 2000 at 4:13 pm
  • Well, we've finally gotten what seems to be a working version of this going, and, so far, I'm quite impressed... If you go to http://www.postgresql.org/cgi/search.cgi (URL to change), you can see it ...
    The Hermit HackerThe Hermit Hacker
    Jan 6, 2000 at 3:57 pm
    Jan 7, 2000 at 2:55 pm
  • Not sure this was announced, but we are planning beta for 7.0 to start in February 15, not February 1, as originally planned. -- Bruce Momjian | http://www.op.net/~candle pgman@candle.pha.pa.us | ...
    Bruce MomjianBruce Momjian
    Jan 29, 2000 at 1:57 am
    Jan 31, 2000 at 1:08 am
  • Hi all, I'm trying to implement REINDEX command. Because the command is to repair system indexes,we coundn't rely on system indexes when we call the command. I added locally an option of standalone ...
    Hiroshi InoueHiroshi Inoue
    Jan 18, 2000 at 12:56 am
    Jan 18, 2000 at 6:08 pm
  • I've been send a patch to the parser that changes the FETCH statement to not accept an empty portal name anymore and and allows FETCH without IN/FROM. First of all I really like to add this to ECPG ...
    Michael MeskesMichael Meskes
    Jan 12, 2000 at 3:14 pm
    Jan 14, 2000 at 7:38 am
  • Hmmm, I got the following this morning on version 6.5.2 on DEC Alpha during a vacuum verbose analyze. Ended up with duplicate rows of everything. NOTICE: --Relation tasksids-- NOTICE: Pages 1356: ...
    Adriaan JoubertAdriaan Joubert
    Jan 12, 2000 at 7:50 am
    Jan 13, 2000 at 4:00 am
  • My last run-through before the apocalypse ... * Disallow inherited columns with the same name as new columns Either this was just not marked off, or there is some misconception about how things ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 27, 2000 at 10:21 pm
    Jan 29, 2000 at 5:25 pm
  • I took up the issue of * Alter TABLE ADD COLUMN does not honor DEFAULT, add CONSTRAINT and chances are excellent that this will get all done in the next day or three. First a syntactical issue. We ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 25, 2000 at 11:08 pm
    Jan 28, 2000 at 3:04 pm
  • Yes, but beleive me it cannot do that. There are various reasons for that e.g.: 1. bad/old statistics 2. not considered concurrency issues 3. iterference from other applications It will only lead a ...
    Andreas ZeugswetterAndreas Zeugswetter
    Jan 26, 2000 at 8:53 am
    Jan 28, 2000 at 3:43 am
  • Do this: testdb= create table foo (word varchar(30)); CREATE testdb= insert into foo values ('\217\210'); INSERT 2337289 1 testdb= copy "foo" to '/usr/local/pgsql/foo.out'; COPY testdb= \q % od -c ...
    Michael RobinsonMichael Robinson
    Jan 24, 2000 at 11:12 am
    Jan 26, 2000 at 1:22 am
  • Will be removed/replaced. - Thomas -- Thomas Lockhart lockhart@alumni.caltech.edu South Pasadena, California
    Thomas LockhartThomas Lockhart
    Jan 17, 2000 at 8:17 am
    Jan 21, 2000 at 8:16 pm
  • [Using current cvs] I have a problem with COPY when called like this: psql -e bray </tmp/ol with one particular file, containing commands and data like this: ======================================== ...
    Oliver ElphickOliver Elphick
    Jan 20, 2000 at 3:22 pm
    Jan 20, 2000 at 10:36 pm
  • Maybe this has been discussed before my time, but why exactly is it that we don't distribute lex'ed files, as with yacc'ed files? -- Peter Eisentraut Sernanders väg 10:115 peter_e@gmx.net 75262 ...
    Peter EisentrautPeter Eisentraut
    Jan 15, 2000 at 6:25 pm
    Jan 17, 2000 at 6:08 pm
  • Kristofer MunnKristofer Munn
    Jan 17, 2000 at 4:40 am
    Jan 17, 2000 at 6:31 am
  • Hi, I have a plan to clean up the usage of putenv(), getenv() in libpq+MB configuration. This needs some interface changes with libpq in the frontend side. I'm not sure this is visible to end users ...
    Tatsuo IshiiTatsuo Ishii
    Jan 13, 2000 at 1:57 am
    Jan 15, 2000 at 5:51 am
  • This problem was posted 12/24/1999 to GENERAL with no answer...hoping one of you know the easy answer... I am seeing the following error during a DB rebuild. It is occuring during the execution of a ...
    Ed LoehrEd Loehr
    Jan 8, 2000 at 7:03 am
    Jan 9, 2000 at 2:46 am
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