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Re: minor cleanup in plpgsql.sgml

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: minor cleanup in plpgsql.sgml
Date: 2003-11-30 05:36:39
Message-ID: 200311300536.hAU5adk11454@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net> writes:
> > Funny. That's a good argument for doing it that way, but almost the same
> > argument I make for putting the INTO at the end: so as to not confuse
> > people with the "SELECT a,b,c INTO newtable FROM oldtable" sql syntax.
> > In either case ISTM the existing recommendation is flawed. 
> 
> Come to think of it, I think that the motivation for the existing
> recommendation was precisely to have a syntax that is visibly different
> from the SQL-level SELECT INTO, with an eye to eventually allowing the
> SQL construct to work too.  This may not be very important though,
> considering that SELECT INTO is deprecated in favor of CREATE TABLE AS.

I have removed the recommentation:

    <para>
     The <literal>INTO</> clause can appear almost anywhere in the <command>SELECT</command>
     statement.
    </para>


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