Error codes for LIMIT and OFFSET

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Error codes for LIMIT and OFFSET
Date: 2009-02-27 11:32:34
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I was looking into adding new specific SQL:2008 error codes for invalid
LIMIT and OFFSET values (see attached patch), when I came across an
existing error code definition:


This definition has been in our sources since error codes were first
added, but I don't find this code in the standard (it uses a
standard-space SQLSTATE code), and as far as I can tell, it hasn't been
actually used anywhere. Except that PL/pgSQL defines it in plerrcodes.h
(and Google shows that various other interfaces list it as well), but it
can never happen, I think.

What should we do here, if anything? Redefine
ERRCODE_INVALID_LIMIT_VALUE to the new SQL:2008 code? Or remove the
whole thing (assuming that no PL/pgSQL code actually referes to it)?

Attachment Content-Type Size
limit-offset-errcodes.patch text/x-diff 2.0 KB


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