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Re: BUG #1854: SQL Bug

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
Cc: Christian Almeida <cbalmeida(at)gmail(dot)com>,pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #1854: SQL Bug
Date: 2005-08-29 16:25:58
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On Mon, Aug 29, 2005 at 09:11:06 -0700,
  Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com> wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Aug 2005, Christian Almeida wrote:
> > Should this sql work?
> Yes and no. ;)  Whether this errors or adds the reference is controlled by
> a configuration variable, add_missing_from.  For backwards compatibility
> reasons (and for allowing outside table references in delete) the variable
> currently defaults to on IIRC.  At some point in the future the default
> will likely change to off.

Unless things change it will be off by default in 8.1. This is mentioned
in the release notes. There is now a USING clause for DELETE which covers
the case that couldn't previously be handled without the missing from

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