James Robinson wrote:
> Bruno et al,
>       Any self-repsecting lurker would know that oids as row identifiers are 
> depreciated in postgres. Can anyone provide a brief history regarding 
> the reasoning behind using them as row identifiers in the first place? 
> I see a discussion of their use as various primary keys in he system 
> catalog in the oid-datatype doc page, but not regarding their history 
> as 'user-space' row ids.

They were added at Berkeley and I think are related to the
Object-relational ability of PostgreSQL.  I think the newer SQL
standards have a similar capability specified.

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