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Re: Pattern Matching doc

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Michael Toews <mwtoews(at)sfu(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Pattern Matching doc
Date: 2009-05-13 21:52:15
Message-ID: 20094.1242251535@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Michael Toews <mwtoews(at)sfu(dot)ca> writes:
> I've noticed two issues with the 8.4 documentation, see:
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/functions-matching.html

> Firstly, search for "///". This should only have two slashes "//".

You mean \\\, right?  Yeah, that's bogus ... not actually incorrect,
but the third backslash is redundant.

> Secondly, search for "An RE cannot..." after the table named "Regular Expression Atoms". I think this should be changed to "A regular expression pattern cannot..." (or alternatively, "A pattern cannot...".

The constructs "the RE" and "an RE" are all over that section, and the
abbreviation is defined right at the top.  I think expanding them all
would just make it longer, not more readable.

			regards, tom lane

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