"Jim C. Nasby" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 12:36:11PM -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>> Whether a table is "bootstrap" or not doesn't seem useful to me.

> Something that might be handy would be a method to determine if an
> object is a system object or not (perhaps what the OP means by
> bootstrap).

No, what the OP meant by bootstrap is "one of the four core
BKI_BOOTSTRAP catalogs, and the reason they're so core is that bootstrap
mode itself doesn't really work till they exist".  (I agree with Alvaro
that by the time you get interested in what BKI_BOOTSTRAP does, you
probably don't need to have any hand-holding from catalogs.sgml; you're
already at least an apprentice wizard.)

But ever since 7.3 the convention for identifying system objects has
been pretty well-defined: anything that lives in one of the predefined
schemas.  What problem were you having using that approach in

                        regards, tom lane

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