On 12/07/2011 11:31 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
Josh Berkus<j...@agliodbs.com>  writes:
Note that this feature has the odd effect that some constraints are loaded at 
the same time as the tables and some are loaded with the post-data.  This is 
consistent with how text-mode pg_dump has always worked, but will seem odd to 
the user.  This also raises the possibility of a future pg_dump/pg_restore 
That does seem odd.  Why do we do it that way?
Beats me.
Performance, mostly --- we prefer to apply checks during the original
data load if possible, but for indexes and FK constraints it's faster to
apply them later.  Also, we can separate constraints from the original
table declaration if it's necessary to break a reference circularity.
This isn't something that would be wise to whack around.


Yeah, and if we did want to change it that should be a TODO and not hold up this feature.



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