Stephen Frost <> writes:
> * Tom Lane ( wrote:
>> While I admit that I've not been paying close attention to the whole
>> table partitioning business, I wonder whether we have any clearly written
>> down specification about (a) how much partition member tables are allowed
>> to deviate schema-wise from their parent, and (b) how DDL semantics on
>> partitioned tables differ from DDL semantics for traditional inheritance.

> Right.  I thought I had understood that partition child tables really
> can't deviate from the parent table in terms of columns or constraints
> but might be allowed to differ with regard to indexes (?).

Well, there's an awful lot of logic that's only of interest if partition
children can have different column orders from their parents.  I really
fail to understand what's the point of allowing that.

                        regards, tom lane

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