On Thu, Aug 09, 2007 at 01:25:14PM +0100, Gregory Stark wrote:
> "Pavan Deolasee" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > HOT update is feasible iff
> >
> > - old and new tuples, both match the partiality condition OR
> > - old and new tuples, both don't match the condition
> ...
> > For functional index, we should apply the function to the old and new
> > tuple and compare the outcome. If the results are same, HOT update
> > is feasible.
> This is debatable. We could compare the columns used in the partial condition
> expression or function expression directly. If they're the same then the
> expression or function must return the same value. If the function is quite
> expensive then that might be cheaper. 
> On the other hand if it's not expensive and the columns change frequently but
> the results don't then we might be doing a lot of work for nothing.

If we're going to get this into 8.3 I think we should be leaning towards
whatever is the simplest way to do it...
Decibel!, aka Jim Nasby                        [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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