On Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at 1:04 AM, Fabrízio de Royes Mello <
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> > =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Fabr=EDzio_de_Royes_Mello?= <fabriziome...@gmail.com>
> > > On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 2:11 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> > >> [ re schema upgrade scenarios ]
> > >> Why wouldn't COR semantics answer that requirement just as well, if
> > >> better?
> > > Just because it will replace the object content... and in some cases
> > > cannot happen because it will regress the schema to an old version.
> > That argument seems awfully darn flimsy.
> Sorry, I know my use case is very specific...
> We don't have this feature is a strong argument just because we can
implement COR instead? Or maybe just we don't want to add more complexity
to source code?
> The complexity to source code added by this feature is minimal, but the
result is very useful, and can be used for many tools (i.e. rails
migrations, python alembic, doctrine, and others)
> > In any case, given the existence of DO it's simple to code up
> > create-if-not-exists behavior with a couple lines of plpgsql; that seems
> > to me to be a sufficient answer for corner cases. create-or-replace is
> > not equivalently fakable if the system doesn't supply the functionality.
> You are completely right.
> But we already have "DROP ... IF EXISTS", then I think if we would have
"CREATE ... IF NOT EXISTS" (the inverse behavior) will be very natural...
and I agree in implement "CREATE OR REPLACE" too.
Sorry to return with this thread, but I think we missed something during
In 17th August 2013  I added more code to patch :
- CREATE SEQUENCE [ IF NOT EXISTS ]
- CREATE DOMAIN [ IF NOT EXISTS ]
- CREATE EVENT TRIGGER [ IF NOT EXISTS ]
- CREATE ROLE [ IF NOT EXISTS ]
Seems that no one reviewed this part or was rejected with others?
Fabrízio de Royes Mello
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