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Re: [HACKERS] initdb problem and operator question

From: "Thomas G(dot) Lockhart" <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
To: Michael Meskes <meskes(at)topsystem(dot)de>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hacker <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] initdb problem and operator question
Date: 1998-04-28 02:58:20
Message-ID: 354545CC.CFF4C0C8@alumni.caltech.edu (view raw or flat)
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> I'd like to know if the operator "->" is in use for something. I'd 
> like to use it for C variables to be able to do something like this:
> 
> select name into :structpointer->name
> 
> If it is used though I have to disable this feature.

Not currently used. afaik this syntax wasn't allowed in the Ingres
embedded SQL. Do other ones allow it? Perhaps you could implement it in
your scanner as a special case? That way, extra spaces could be used to
allow "->" to continue to be a potential Postgres operator...

                       - Tom

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