Tom Lane wrote:

> I think Peter's got the error and the detail backwards.  It should be
> more like
> ERROR: "someview" cannot have constraints
> DETAIL: "someview" is a view.
> If we do it like that, we need one ERROR message per error reason,
> and one DETAIL per relkind, which should be manageable.

Hmm ... this works for me.  Hopefully we'd have the "foo is a view"
messages all centrally in pg_class.h (or maybe objectaddress, or some
other central place).  Then the "cannot have constraints" part would
appear directly in whatever .c file is doing the check; no need to
centralize in that case.

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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