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Re: array_lower /array_prepend doubt

From: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
To: Rajesh Kumar Mallah <mallah(at)trade-india(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: array_lower /array_prepend doubt
Date: 2004-01-21 15:53:11
Message-ID: 20040121074533.J95018@megazone.bigpanda.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Rajesh Kumar Mallah wrote:

> can anyone explain why
>  SELECT array_lower(array_prepend(0, ARRAY[1,2,3]), 1);
> returns 0 not 1
>
> because
>
> tradein_clients=# SELECT array_prepend(0, ARRAY[1,2,3]);
> +---------------+
> | array_prepend |
> +---------------+
> | {0,1,2,3}     |
> +---------------+
> (1 row)

It looks like array_prepend is basically inserting the new value at the
index before the start of the array, so 0 is the lower bound.  This means
that array_prepend(0,ARRAY[1,2,3]) is not the same array as
ARRAY[0,1,2,3]. If you stick both in a table, and select col[1], in one
you appear to get back 1, in the other 0. However, I think there is a bug
here somewhere, because the former array does not appear to dump/restore
as the same value (both seem to dump as (0,1,2,3})


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