On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:13 PM, Marko Tiikkaja <ma...@joh.to> wrote:
> SET syntax for INSERT was brought up a few years ago here:
> http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/2c5ef4e30908251010s46d9d566m1da21357891ba...@mail.gmail.com
> From the discussion it seems that one committer was against, one committer
> was not against, and one committer saw something good in the proposal.
> Personally, I believe this would be a huge readability improvement to
> INSERTs with more than a few columns.  I'm willing to put in some work to
> make this happen for 9.7, but I'd like to know that I'm not wasting my time.

I'm mildly in favor of this proposal.  I think that "-1 PostgreSQL
isn't MySQL!" is maybe the lamest reason for not supporting useful
syntax that I can think of.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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