On 22-Sep-06, at 9:23 AM, Markus Schaber wrote:
> Hi, Alex,
> Alex Stienstra wrote:
>> MySQL returns the tablename if possible otherwise the alias. I
>> find this
>> an acceptable solution. Having at least a name one could query the
>> system in other to determine whether it is a table name or not.
> The problem is that PostgreSQL does not pass any information about
> aliases down to the client.
> So we have two possibilities to implement this feature: Hack up the
> server to provide that additional info, or implement a fully-
> fledged SQL
> parser in the client and get the alias names ourselves.
Certainly parsing the SQL is expensive, however I would like to see
the server extend the protocol to give us this information.
> Both seems not worth it currently.
> Markus Schaber | Logical Tracking&Tracing International AG
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