Re: HEAD \df doesn't show functions with no arguments

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: HEAD \df doesn't show functions with no arguments
Date: 2005-04-01 05:08:21
Message-ID: 200504010508.j3158LK06600@candle.pha.pa.us
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> We could fix it by changing <> to IS DISTINCT FROM ... but I've never
> >> been very happy with the idea that \df tries to suppress I/O functions
> >> anyway. How do you feel about removing the cstring test altogether?
>
> > I like the cstring test. I don't think users want to see functions they
> > can't call from SQL, and they will ask about them if we show them.
>
> What makes you think you can't call 'em from SQL?
>
> regression=# select int4in('345');
> int4in
> --------
> 345
> (1 row)

Yes, I guess I mean does it make sense to call them from SQL? Their
purpose is for internal use, no?

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