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Re: [PATCHES] pl/pgSQL doco patch

From: Philip Yarra <philip(at)utiba(dot)com>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] pl/pgSQL doco patch
Date: 2005-11-16 22:26:55
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On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 01:40 am, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> I am wondering we should make this warning more prominent - it would be
> easily missed buried on the Oracle porting section, and I have seen
> people caught by it lots of times.

I added it to the Oracle section because I found this syntax while porting an 
Oracle stored proc to a pl/pgSQL function, and assumed it was an Oracle-ism.

Do other RDBMSs also allow you to qualify function_name.param_name to 
distinguish a param from a column of the same name? If so, sure, I'll put it 
somewhere more general (suggestions?), and Tom, I think that would lend 
weight to allowing PostgreSQL to do it too (not because it's The Right Thing, 
but for interoperability and ease of porting). Thoughts?

Regards, Philip.


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