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Re: Proposal: plpgsql - "for in array" statement

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Proposal: plpgsql - "for in array" statement
Date: 2010-09-28 14:41:18
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On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> I looked on some constructs that helps with iteration over array in
>> plpgsql. I propose a following syntax:
>> FOR var IN [array variable | array expression]
> I don't have any opinion about whether the functionality proposed here
> is worth the trouble, but I do have an opinion about that syntax: it's
> an awful choice.

I agree, on both points.

It's nice to try to reduce the excess verbosity that is IMHO the
biggest usability issue with PL/pgsql, but I can't help wondering
whether we're trying to dam the Nile with chicken wire.

Robert Haas
The Enterprise Postgres Company

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