Neil Conway wrote:
> But I agree that we need considerably more discussion before
> committing the patch. I'm personally not sold on the need for
> modifications to the SQL grammar, for example, as opposed to just
> using a set of SQL-callable functions and some new system catalogs.

In particular, I would think that unless one is affiliated with The New 
COBOL World Order, one would *prefer* a set of functions over new SQL 
statements.  And using functions to manage extensions seems to be the 
established way in Oracle land, if that matters at all.

Peter Eisentraut

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