On 6/13/06, renneyt(at)yahoo(dot)com <renneyt(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> Jaime Casanova wrote:
> > On 6/12/06, renneyt(at)yahoo(dot)com <renneyt(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> >> In a function implemented in 7.4.8 I had the following error when I call
> >> the function:
> >> ERROR: syntax error at or near "EXCEPTION"
> >> Offending line is:
> >> EXCEPTION WHEN dup_val_on_index THEN NULL;
> >> When this line is removed, all is well.
> > that's because that construction was added in 8.0, you have to upgrade
> > to use it
> What part of the original construction is not supported?
> Are any "exception when" statements supported?
all the BEGIN .. EXCEPTION block:
[ <<label>> ]
WHEN condition [ OR condition ... ] THEN
[ WHEN condition [ OR condition ... ] THEN
all you can do until 7.4.x was:
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to
build bigger and better idiot-proof programs and the universe trying
to produce bigger and better idiots.
So far, the universe is winning."
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