On 3/21/16 5:03 PM, Merlin Moncure wrote:
in Oracle, you'd simply do:
LogIt('I did something');


It would be *great* if we could support that in plpgsql.

I'm not sure what Oracle does for SELECT statements without INTO/BULK
UPDATE.  I'm not really inclined to care -- I'm really curious to see
an argument where usage of PERFORM actually helps in some meaningful
way.  Notably, SELECT without INTO is accepted syntax, but fails only
after running the query.  I think that's pretty much stupid but it's
fair to say I'm not inventing syntax, only disabling the error.

I don't think it buys much at all.

While we're on the subject, it'd be great if variable := SELECT ... worked too.

I'm not sure what other databases do is relevant.   They use other
procedure languages than pl//sql (the biggest players are pl/psm and
t-sql) which have a different set of rules in terms of passing
variables in and out of queries.

+1
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