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Re: functions vs stored procedures

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
To: Ezequiel Tolnay <mail(at)etolnay(dot)com(dot)ar>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: functions vs stored procedures
Date: 2005-07-15 13:16:41
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On Fri, Jul 15, 2005 at 10:57:04AM +1000, Ezequiel Tolnay wrote:
> Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately id didn't address any of my 
> concerns. I alreay use the version 8, and I'm aware of the possibility 
> of using arrays for the results, which allows for some flexibility. But 
> unfortunately arrays are not records, and I'm limited to values of the 
> same types, and cannot refer the values from their column names. To 
> create this function I also have to build the arrays for each result, 
> casting all the values to text in a way that I would be able to convert 
> back to the original value.

Wow, incredible.  You misread the whole documentation.

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]>)
"We are who we choose to be", sang the goldfinch
when the sun is high (Sandman)

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