Simon Riggs wrote:
> I propose that at CREATE TABLE time, the column ordering is re-ordered
> so that the table columns are packed more efficiently. This would be a
> physical re-ordering, so that SELECT * and COPY without explicit column
> definitions would differ from the original CREATE TABLE statement.
> This would be an optional feature, off by default, controlled by a
>       optimize_column_order = off (default) | on

Umm, you want a GUC setting to enable standards-breaking behaviour and
that will be obsolete when we do column ordering right, which is not
likely to be more than one release away, and could even still happen in
this coming release?

I hope I haven't misunderstood.



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