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BUG #3695: Pgsql does not report non existing function

From: "Roger" <ramoloney(at)hotmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #3695: Pgsql does not report non existing function
Date: 2007-10-25 07:59:11
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      3695
Logged by:          Roger
Email address:      ramoloney(at)hotmail(dot)com
PostgreSQL version: 8.3
Operating system:   Windows
Description:        Pgsql does not report non existing function

I've looked at 8.3 on windows and I'm using 8.2.5 actively for a large
company project on linux.

I have a big problem with Postgres not reporting functions that do not
exist. It makes developing on large projects very very awkward.

For example, if I have a pgsql function which makes a call to 
   x := DAY(timestamp);

This is not reported. It does not exist. Likewise, if I had a function
MyFunc which does exist which requires 3 parameters, the following also are
not reported:

  x := myfunc();
  x := myfunc(p1)
  x := myfunc(p2);

Sureley, the plgsql parser SHOULD report this. It occurs frequently when
porting to postgres from existing database systems.

Am I missing some switch that I can turn on ? 
Thanks in advance.


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