Simon Riggs wrote: > I propose we add a single table called Postgres when we Initdb > > CREATE TABLE Postgres (Id Integer, Data Jsonb); > COMMENT ON TABLE Postgres IS 'Single table for quick start usage - > design your database'; > > The purpose of this is to make the database immediately usable. By > including this table in the default initdb it will mean that programs > can rely on the existence of this table and begin working quicker. > > By now, some of you will be doubled over laughing as if this is an > April fool joke. I don't mean it to be at all. > > The idea is to have a stupidly obvious and easy table that will > potentially be usable by just about everyone, in any language.
I am a PostgreSQL newbie. How is this table useful for me? I want to develop a database application. I want to store personal data like name and birth date! Actually, I feel confused. What should I do with this table? Is it part of the database system? Will the database be broken if I drop it? Do I have to ship it with my application? > If you don't like it, don't use it. If you really dislike it, drop it. No, I'm not the kind of person who reads a manual to figure out what to do with this table. I want to start coding *right now*. > But for new people coming to Postgres, they will have a data object to > access and begin using the database immediately. Their code will work, > their examples will work. OK, so they need to go back and think about > the design, but at least they got it to work and will be encouraged to > do more. I have found a sample application for personal data on the internet. How can I make it work with this table? > Remember when we didn't have a database called Postgres? Remember how > much simpler life is now? Remember that now. Good that you mention that! I have wondered what to do with it. When I first connected to PostgreSQL, I created a sample table, but the senior developer from the other office told me that this is the "postgres" database and that I shouldn't create any objects there. What is it good for? Can I delete it? Yours, Laurenz Albe -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers