TL> Tatsuo Ishii <is...@sraoss.co.jp> writes:
>> I would like to add a variant of regclass, which is exactly same as
>> current regclass except it does not raise an error when the target
>> table is not found. Instead it returns InvalidOid (0).
TL> I've sometimes thought we should just make all the reg* input converters
TL> act that way.
Absolutely agree. I cannot see the case whn error is the appropriate
solution. Casting nonexistent objects to NULL is the way to go for me.
TL> It's not terribly consistent that they'll happily take
TL> numeric inputs that don't correspond to any existing OID. And more
TL> often than not, I've found the throw-an-error behavior to be annoying
TL> not helpful.
TL> In any case, -1 for dealing with this only for regclass and not the
TL> other ones.
TL> regards, tom lane
With best wishes,
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