On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 08:59:05AM -0500, Dave Cramer wrote:

> I tried the current patch on a RC2 release, and I noticed one
> undesirable side affect. 
> Modifying a column  moves it to the end. In high availability situations
> this would not be desirable, I would imagine it would break lots of
> code.

This is expected.  Doing otherwise would incur into a much bigger
performance hit.

Anyway, IMHO no code should use SELECT * in any case, which is the only
scenario where one would expect physical column order to matter, isn't

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]dcc.uchile.cl>)
"La primera ley de las demostraciones en vivo es: no trate de usar el sistema.
Escriba un guión que no toque nada para no causar daños." (Jakob Nielsen)

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