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Re: unhelpful error message

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: <depesz(at)depesz(dot)com>,"Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: unhelpful error message
Date: 2009-06-18 14:50:24
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Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote: 
 
> Per the fine manual, sp.count is another way of writing count(sp).
 
Wow, that seems a horrid kludge.  Is the standard responsible for that
one, or is it a PostgreSQL extension?
 
Could you point me at where in the fine manual this is covered?  I've
never stumbled across it in the many hours I've spent in reading the
manual.  A search didn't help much.  I poked around all the relevant
sections I could think of without success.  I even resorted to:
 
find -name '*.sgml' | xargs grep -i \\.count
 
which only kicked out:
 
./doc/src/sgml/ltree.sgml:
   Example: <literal>Top.Countries.Europe.Russia</literal>
 
-Kevin

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