Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes:
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> We should probably expend some thought on a general approach to
>> replacing the default opclass for a datatype, because I'm sure this
>> will come up again. Right now I don't see a feasible way.
> It seems odd for "default" to be a property of the opclass rather than
> a separate knob. What comes to mind is something like:
> ALTER TYPE sniffle SET DEFAULT OPERATOR CLASS FOR btree TO achoo_ops;
> Not sure how much that helps.
Not at all, AFAICS. If it were okay to decide that some formerly-default
opclass is no longer default, then having such a command would be better
than manually manipulating pg_opclass.opcdefault --- but extension upgrade
scripts could certainly do the latter if they had to. The problem here
is whether it's upgrade-safe to make such a change at all; having
syntactic sugar doesn't make it safer.
regards, tom lane
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