Ian,

On 3/7/2016 4:17 PM, Ian Barwick wrote:


FYI something similar has been proposed before:

   http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/53953efb.8070...@2ndquadrant.com

The linked thread might provide more insights into the issues surrounding
this proposal.

It's funny how I've encountered the same issue and reached the same conclusion as you did. The main difference is that I suggested returning NULL values instead of throwing an error.

I read through the whole thread and it seems to me like there was quite a bit of support for that feature, with Tom still unconvinced that this feature is useful -- but quite a few others who see the benefit in it, especially Java users who experience that problem first hand -- and Rushabh complaining about white space in the patch?

I'm not sure why it was not accepted at the end?


Igal




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