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Re: [HACKERS] Group By, NULL values and inconsistent behaviour.

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: darrenk(at)insightdist(dot)com (Darren King)
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Group By, NULL values and inconsistent behaviour.
Date: 1998-01-27 15:39:34
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> > > >For now, ignore the patch I sent.  Appears from Andreas demo that the
> > > >current postgres code will follow the Informix style with regard to
> > > >grouping columns with NULL values. Now that I really think about it,
> > > >it does make more sense.
> > > 
> > > I think I saw the patch committed this morning...?
> > 
> > 	Yesterday evening, actually...should we back it out, or leave it
> > as is?  Is the old way more corrrect the the new?
> Marc,
> >From the two responses demonstrating Informix and Sybase, I think the patch
> I sent should be backed out.  I can live with NULL equaling NULL in the
> GROUP BY and ORDER BY clauses, but not in the WHERE clause, if everyone else
> is doing it that way.
> darrenk

Your patch backed out.

Bruce Momjian

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