Rod Taylor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 10:05, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>> Sorry, I haven't read the spec, but what happens when there is a default
>> value already and it's not NULL?  Are tuples where column =3D default
>> updated?  Are tuples where column IS NULL updated?

> We're talking about add column.  Since it's a new column, there will
> never be a default and all entries are NULL in PostgreSQL.

That's an overly simplistic analysis, given that the column may already
exist in child tables.  I am not sure that the behavior is fully
consistent even now in such cases, but we at least should make certain
it doesn't become less consistent.

                        regards, tom lane

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