On Sep 28, 2010, at 7:41 AM, Robert Haas wrote:
>> I don't have any opinion about whether the functionality proposed here
>> is worth the trouble, but I do have an opinion about that syntax: it's
>> an awful choice.
> I agree, on both points.
> It's nice to try to reduce the excess verbosity that is IMHO the
> biggest usability issue with PL/pgsql, but I can't help wondering
> whether we're trying to dam the Nile with chicken wire.
I would really like to have this functionality. Iterating over arrays is something I do in PL/pgSQL a *lot*.
I see two ways to handle syntax:
1. A new keyword. Some options:
+ FOREACH (too close to FOR?)
+ ITERATE (ew)
2. Require the subscripts() function as syntax.
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