Hi Dave,


I believe,with the ALTER command,we plan to give the user power to modify
ordering . Don't we?




From: Dave Page [mailto:dp...@pgadmin.org] 
Sent: 18 March 2012 00:46
To: Atri Sharma
Cc: Alvaro Herrera; Pg Hackers
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Regarding column reordering project for GSoc 2012


On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Atri Sharma <atri.j...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alvaro,
> Thanks for going through my description.
> I was going through the posts,when I realised that if we give each client
the flexibility of defining his/her own order with complete control,that
would be probably the right way(IMHO).
> I mean,if the user sees,not the physical implementation,but a customizable
interface instead,which is mapped to the physical implementation,then,we can
solve to some extent,the problem of logical/physical decoupling.

Anything done in the client bar changing the column it orders on (which
ideally should be avoided too if practical) is going to lead to pain and
suffering as some will do it, some won't, and a few might get it wrong.

Dave Page
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