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Re: Documenting removal of nonnullvalue() and friends

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Josh Kupershmidt <schmiddy(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Documenting removal of nonnullvalue() and friends
Date: 2010-10-14 14:00:06
Message-ID: 1287064806.9532.5.camel@vanquo.pezone.net (view raw or flat)
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On ons, 2010-10-13 at 23:25 -0400, Josh Kupershmidt wrote:
> Would anyone favor instead back-patching the documentation for the
> 8.3, 8.2, and 8.1 branches to include mentions of these
> previously-undocumented functions, instead? In
> <http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-docs/2004-08/msg00015.php>, Tom
> opined that they should be left undocumented, but I really don't agree
> with that.

The sets of intentionally documented and undocumented functions is part
of the API specification of a release, and we're not changing that after
the release, especially not when a future release ends up reverting the
change.


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