On Tuesday 19 December 2006 11:25, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 10:48:41AM -0500, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> > Sure, but the only sane way I can think of to do that would be have
> > separate logical and physical orderings, with a map between the two. I
> > guess we'd need to see what the potential space savings would be and
> > establish what the processing overhead would be, before considering it.
> > One side advantage would be that it would allow us to do the often
> > requested "add column at position x".
> A patch to allow seperate physical and logical orderings was submitted
> and rejected. Unless something has changed on that front, any
> discussion in this direction isn't really useful.

The patch was rejected on technical means, and the author decided it was too 
much work to finish it.  If someone wanted to try and complete that work I 
don't think anyone would stand against it. 

Robert Treat
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