Mark Dilger <> writes:
>> On Dec 11, 2015, at 1:46 PM, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> That's an interesting proposal.  It would mean that the catalog files
>> stay at more or less their current semantic level (direct representations
>> of bootstrap catalog contents), but it does sound like a more attractive
>> way to perform complex edits than writing Emacs macros ;-).

> I would be happy to work on this, if there is much chance of the community
> accepting a patch.  Do you think replacing the numeric Oids for functions,
> operators, opclasses and such in the source files with their names would
> be ok, with the SQL converting those to Oids in the output?

Huh?  Those files are the definition of that mapping, no?  Isn't what
you're proposing circular?

                        regards, tom lane

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