On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM, Craig Ringer <cr...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 11/07/2013 09:47 PM, Greg Stark wrote:
>> Incidentally I still feel this is at root the problem with updateable
>> views in general. I know it's a bit off to be tossing in concerns from
>> the peanut gallery when I'm not actually offering to work on it and
>> others are having putting in serious efforts in this area and having
>> some success. So take this for what it's worth...
> Frankly, the peanut gallery input can be quite handy. It's easy to get
> so stuck in the way you've seen it thought about already that you don't
> see other ways to view it. Plus, sometimes the peanut gallery becomes
> the "oh, I don't like this at all" crowd when commit time is
> approaching, so early comments are better than no comments then last
> minute complaints.
>> I think the right approach for updateable views would be to support a
>> syntax like this in the planner:
>> UPDATE (select * from tab1,tab2 ...) WHERE tab1.id <http://tab1.id> = ..
>> SET ...
> I want to support that for rewritten parse trees, and therefore (because
> of recursive rewrite) in pre-rewrite parse trees. It's exactly what's
> needed to make this sane, IMO, and I think this is what Robert was
> suggesting with making UPDATE capable of dealing with operating directly
> on a subquery scan.
> I'm not at all convinced it should be exposed to the user and accepted
> by the parser as SQL, but I don't know if that's what you were suggesting.
> Robert? Is this what you meant? If so, any chance you can point a
> planner neophyte like me in vaguely the right direction?

I haven't studied this issue well enough to know what's really needed
here, but Dean Rasheed's approach sounded like a promising tack to me.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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