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Re: Values list-of-targetlists patch for comments (was Re:

From: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Michael Glaesemann <grzm(at)seespotcode(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Values list-of-targetlists patch for comments (was Re:
Date: 2006-08-04 00:42:02
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.58.0608041040550.16622@linuxworld.com.au (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 4 Aug 2006, Michael Glaesemann wrote:

> On Aug 3, 2006, at 23:58 , Tom Lane wrote:
>
>
> > Should we give VALUES its own reference page?  That doesn't quite
> > seem helpful either.
> >
>
> I think we should go for a separate reference page, as VALUES appears
> to be expanding quite a bit. Up till now I've thought of VALUES only
> in conjunction with UPDATE, so perhaps a useful alternative would be
> to keep all of the information regarding VALUES and its syntax would
> be as a large part of the UPDATE reference page, though that would
> imply by placement (even if explained otherwise) that VALUES is only
> a part of the UPDATE syntax, which it no longer (?) is. That brings
> me back to the idea of VALUES deserving its own reference page.

... with update? I associate it very closely with INSERT. After all,
INSERT is the only statement where we've had VALUES as part of the
grammar.

Thanks,

Gavin

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