On 2014-04-04 13:33:59 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> It strikes me that the real issue here is that the analogy to PATH is
> fine for search_path's role as a *search* path, but it's not so good for
> determining the creation target schema.  I wonder if we should further
> redefine things so that the creation target schema is always the first
> thing named in search_path, and if that doesn't exist, we throw an
> error rather than silently creating in some schema further down the
> list.

Wouldn't that devolve into an even messier behaviour because of the
historical "$user",public search path?

I wonder if we could extend the search path syntax to specify whether a
schema should be used for creation of objects or not. Sounds somewhat
nasty, but I don't really have a better idea :(. Something like


Andres Freund

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