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Re: [PORTS] Port Bug Report: missing commas in IN( ) ignored; bracketing entries ignored

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu (Thomas Lockhart)
Cc: djerius(at)cfa(dot)harvard(dot)edu, pgsql-ports(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PORTS] Port Bug Report: missing commas in IN( ) ignored; bracketing entries ignored
Date: 1999-04-26 16:20:18
Message-ID: 199904261620.MAA23503@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> > > In psql, if a list of entries in an IN ( ) statement is
> > > split across several lines, missing commas are not 
> > > flagged as errors, but the entries immediately before 
> > > and after the missing comma are ignored
> > Does anyone want to guess on a cause?
> 
> *raises hand* I know! I know!!
> 
> You are seeing the allowed, accepted, and required string
> concatenation feature of SQL92:
> 
> postgres=> select 
> postgres-> 'hi'
> postgres-> ' there';
> ?column?
> --------
> hi there
> (1 row)

Wow, that is interesting, and would have been quite hard to find the
cause.  Thanks.

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