Re: SQL: table function support

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: SQL: table function support
Date: 2008-06-12 15:43:28
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On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 05:56:59PM -0700, Neil Conway wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 13:03 +0200, Pavel Stehule wrote:
> > this patch add support of table functions syntax like ANSI SQL
> > 2003.
> I'm not necessarily opposed to this, but I wonder if we really need
> *more* syntax variants for declaring set-returning functions. The
> existing patchwork of features is confusing enough as it is...

The way we declare set-returning functions ranges from odd to
byzantine. A clear, easy-to-understand syntax (even if it's just
sugar over something else) like Pavel's would go a long way toward
getting developers actually to use them.

David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
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