On 10/19/15 1:09 AM, Pavel Stehule wrote:
What I was trying to say is that if the argument to a USING
is NULL then RAISE should skip over it, as if it hadn't
at all. Similar to how the code currently tests for \0.
I understand, but I don't prefer this behave. The NULL is
and should be signalized.
So instead of raising the message we wanted, we throw a completely
different exception? How does that make sense?
It is partially wrong because we handle all fields same. It has sense
for "message" fields, and has not sense for other fields. In this case
the text "NULL" will be better.
I fail to see how doing
is much better than just not raising a HINT at all...
More to the point, if RAISE operated this way then it would be
trivial to create a fully functional plpgsql wrapper around it.
I have a different opinion - better to have propossed function in core.
What I know, the NULL is not use in Postgres as "ignore value", and I am
thinking, it is good idea.
Normally I'd agree, but in this case I think it's inline with what the C
code is already doing by testing for \0.
I suppose if we get the function it's not that bad since at least we get
the functionality, so I'll stop arguing it.
Jim Nasby, Data Architect, Blue Treble Consulting, Austin TX
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