On 1/15/14, 12:35 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
Jim Nasby <j...@nasby.net> writes:
Do we actually support = right now? We already support
v_field := field FROM table ... ;
and I think it's a bad idea to have different meaning for = and :=.
That ship sailed a *very* long time ago. See other thread about
documenting rather than ignoring this more-or-less-aboriginal
behavior of plpgsql.
Yeah, I had no idea that was even supported...
I have no idea if this is related or not, but I would REALLY like for this to
work (doesn't in 8.4, AFAIK not in 9.1 either...)
Hm ... too tired to be sure, but I think the issue about inlining a
function of this kind has to do with whether you get the same answers
in corner cases such as subselect fetching no rows.
There was some discussion about this a few years ago and I think that was
essentially the issue.
What I think would work is essentially a macro that would dump the function
definition right into the query and then let the planner deal with it. So
SELECT blah, ( SELECT status_code FROM status_code WHERE status_code_id =
blah_status_code_id ) FROM blah;
can become simply
SELECT blah, status_code__get_text( blah_status_code_id ) FROM blah;
but have it translate to the same raw SQL, same as views.
Jim C. Nasby, Data Architect j...@nasby.net
512.569.9461 (cell) http://jim.nasby.net
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