I'm reworking the German version of the FAQ (which is
hopelessly outdated), in the course of which I've come across
a few errors in the original (English) version,
mainly minor things like spelling mistakes and broken links.
Patch with suggested corrections attached (German version will
Some links corrected; links to the domain "postgresql.org" now uniformly
written as "PostgreSQL.org". Minor tidying up of formatting.
Some specific notes / questions on the following sections:
1.4) What non-Unix ports are available?
-> win31.mak should be win32.mak
"A native port to some Microsoft platforms is currently being worked
-> IIRC this is the case. Please correct if not.
1.8) What documentation is available?
The link http://www.PostgreSQL.org/books/ is broken,
http://www.ca.PostgreSQL.org/books/ works. (It would be more
logical to fix the link rather than the FAQ I think, though).
3.9) What are the pg_sorttempNNN.NN files in my database directory?
-> presume this should read "What are the pg_tempNNN.NN files..." ??
4.4) How do you remove a column from a table?
-> ALTER TABLE DROP COLUMN supported as of 7.3 :-)
4.15.2) How do I get the value of a SERIAL insert?
-> Perl is a very versatile language, but this:
new_id = output of "SELECT nextval('person_id_seq')"
INSERT INTO person (id, name) VALUES (new_id, 'Blaise Pascal');
is most definitely not Perl ;-). I have made up a pseudo-language for the
4.16) What is an OID? What is a TID?
-> backend/access/transam.h should be include/access/transam.h
4.17) What is the meaning of some of the terms used in PostgreSQL?
-> The link http://www.comptechnews.com/~reaster/dbdesign.html is broken
(the domain doesn't seem to exist). Suggest:
4.25) How do I return multiple rows or columns from a function?
-> Linked to current rather than developer documentation
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