Robert Haas <> writes:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Tomas Vondra
> <> wrote:
>>>> ISTM that we could use COLLECT STATISTICS instead of ADD STATISTICS, and
>>>> use REMOVE STATISTICS instead of DROP STATISTICS. That way we can use
>>>> ALTER TABLE rather than inventing a new command. 5 minute change...

>> That seems like a neat idea, actually. I'm not sure COLLECT is a good choice
>> as it suggest the statistics is actually built, but that only happens during
>> ANALYZE. But otherwise this seems to solve the issues with keywords and it's
>> quite simple.

> But ADD is no better there.  I think ALTER TABLE .. COLLECT STATISTICS
> isn't any worse than ALTER TABLE ... CLUSTER ON index_name.  In both
> cases, it means, when you do this operation, do it this way.

> I would suggest that instead of DROP or REMOVE, the opposite should be

Why is this an improvement over using already-existing keywords?

                        regards, tom lane

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