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Re: AW: AW: [HACKERS] Re: PostgreSQL reference manual

From: dg(at)illustra(dot)com (David Gould)
To: andreas(dot)zeugswetter(at)telecom(dot)at (Zeugswetter Andreas)
Cc: maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us, pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: AW: AW: [HACKERS] Re: PostgreSQL reference manual
Date: 1998-03-27 01:04:34
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> >> David Gould writes:
> >> > Consider also not updateing the grammar. The strength of PostgreSQL is that
> >> > functions can be added to work inside the server. These functions can often
> >> > do whatever is being proposed as new syntax.
> >> 
> >> So you want me to not check the syntax while parsing the embedded SQL code?
> >
> >What I think we was suggesting is that we add non-ANSI functionality as
> >function calls rather than grammer changes with keywords.  The only
> >disadvantage is that it is a little more cumbersom, and less intuitive
> >for users.
> but it ** is ** ANSI functionality, look under "role"  (with an O)

Ok, but are we using the ANSI syntax? If so, then I withdraw my objection.
But, if we are adding ANSI functionality with UNIQUE syntax, then why bother
hacking the parser since the functionality can be added with functions.


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