Stefan Kaltenbrunner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
>> Well, the patch was submitted in time, and it is a desired feature.  If
>> we want to hold it for 8.3 due to lack of time, we can, but I don't
>> think we can decide now that it must wait.

> well I thought the agreed approach to that was allowing COPY from
> arbitrary expressions without the need to go through the extra CREATE
> VIEW step?

Exactly.  This is not the feature that was agreed to.  Just because we
have a patch for it doesn't mean that we have to put it in.  If we do
put it in, we'll be stuck carrying that feature forever, even after
someone gets around to doing it right.

                        regards, tom lane

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