Peter Geoghegan wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 8:08 AM, Greg Stark <st...@mit.edu> wrote:
> > A simple rule is easier for users to understand as well as to code. I
> > would humbly suggest the following: take all the unqualified column
> > names, downcase them, check which ones match most closely the
> > unmatched column. Show the top 3 matches if they're within some
> > arbitrary distance.
> 
> That's harder than it sounds. You need even more translatable strings
> for variant ereports().

Maybe it is possible to rephrase the message so that the translatable
part doesn't need to concern with how many suggestions there are.  For
instance something like "perhaps you meant a name from the following
list: foo, bar, baz".  Couple with the errmsg_plural stuff, you then
don't need to worry too much about providing different strings for 1, 2,
N suggestions.

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