Re: = or := ?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Michael Glaesemann <grzm(at)myrealbox(dot)com>
Cc: "Zlatko Matic" <zlatko(dot)matic1(at)sb(dot)t-com(dot)hr>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: = or := ?
Date: 2005-05-09 13:47:14
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Michael Glaesemann <grzm(at)myrealbox(dot)com> writes:
> On May 9, 2005, at 18:00, Zlatko Matic wrote:
>> This is a newbie question: what is the difference between using = and
>> := in plpgsql function ?

> In pl/pgsql,

> := is assignment
> = is a logical comparison for equality

It looks like the code will in fact allow you to spell an assignment
statement either way ... but I recommend following Michael's advice
for clarity.

regards, tom lane

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