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Re: Values list-of-targetlists patch for comments (was Re: [PATCHES]

From: Michael Glaesemann <grzm(at)seespotcode(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>, Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Values list-of-targetlists patch for comments (was Re: [PATCHES]
Date: 2006-08-03 15:56:20
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On Aug 3, 2006, at 23:58 , Tom Lane wrote:

> Should we give VALUES its own reference page?  That doesn't quite
> seem helpful either.

I think we should go for a separate reference page, as VALUES appears  
to be expanding quite a bit. Up till now I've thought of VALUES only  
in conjunction with UPDATE, so perhaps a useful alternative would be  
to keep all of the information regarding VALUES and its syntax would  
be as a large part of the UPDATE reference page, though that would  
imply by placement (even if explained otherwise) that VALUES is only  
a part of the UPDATE syntax, which it no longer (?) is. That brings  
me back to the idea of VALUES deserving its own reference page.

I wonder how soon pretty much the entire SQL spec will be duplicated  
in the PostgreSQL documentation. :)

Michael Glaesemann
grzm seespotcode net

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