David Fetter <da...@fetter.org> writes: > On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 01:36:57PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote: >> David Fetter <da...@fetter.org> writes: >>> How about making "TABLE generate_series(1,n)" work? It's even >>> shorter in exchange for some cognitive load.
>> No thanks --- the word after TABLE ought to be a table name, not some >> arbitrary expression. That's way too much mess to save one keystroke. > It's not just about saving a keystroke. This change would go with > removing the ability to do SRFs in the target list of a SELECT > query. I guess you did not understand that I was rejecting doing that. Telling people they have to modify existing code that does this and works fine is exactly what I felt we can't do. We might be able to blow off complicated cases, but I think simpler cases are too common in the field. I'm on board with fixing things so that the *implementation* doesn't support SRF-in-tlist. But we can't just remove it from the language. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers