Re: Anonymous Code Blocks as Lambdas?

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Anonymous Code Blocks as Lambdas?
Date: 2009-10-26 19:43:55
Message-ID: 4AE5FBFB.7090400@dunslane.net
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David E. Wheeler wrote:
> Howdy,
>
> Very excited about the new `DO` command in 8.5a2. I read through the
> patch review thread and found that, like me, Dim had expected it to
> behave more like a lambda than a simple command. And from Tom's
> comments, it looks like it was committed in such a way to make such
> extensions possible (passing arguments, returning values (maybe even
> sets?).
>
> So I was wondering if anyone has thought about adding such
> functionality, and if so, what it might look like?
>
> If the answer is "no, because we want to see what cow paths develop in
> 8.5," that's fine with me. I'll just be chasing cows. :-)
>
>

It was discussed and rejected, at least for now. See earlier discussion.

cheers

andrew

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