Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Greg Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Here's a small patch to add the full suite of btree operators for tids and 
> > the
> > corresponding btree opclass.
> This has been proposed and rejected before, mainly on the basis that
> there's no conceivable application for an index on TID.  What's your
> use case?

IIRC the use case that was previously suggested was the common Oracle idiom
for removing duplicates. The Postgrse equivalent would something like:

delete from tab where exists (
  select 1 from tab as x where = and x.ctid > tab.ctid

In my case I don't want to create an index on tid, I just have a list of tids
that I want to sort so I can process them in heap order. 

I was going to just write a qsort comparator but this way I can use tuplesort
and not worry about what happens if it doesn't fit in memory.


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