On Friday, June 3, 2016, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us
> Merlin Moncure <mmonc...@gmail.com> writes:
> > On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 3:55 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> >> Andres Freund <and...@anarazel.de> writes:
> >>> If we go with rewriting this into LATERAL, I'd vote for 2.5 (trailed by
> >>> option 1), that'd keep most of the functionality, and would break
> >>> visibly rather than invisibly in the cases where not.
> >> 2.5 would be okay with me.
> > Curious if this approach will also rewrite:
> > select generate_series(1,generate_series(1,3)) s;
> > ...into
> > select s from generate_series(1,3) x cross join lateral
> generate_series(1,x) s;
> Yeah, that would be the idea.
Ok... It's only a single srf as far as the outer query is concerned so
while it is odd the behavior is well defined and can be transformed while
giving the same result.
> > another interesting case today is:
> > create sequence s;
> > select generate_series(1,nextval('s')), generate_series(1,nextval('s'));
> > this statement never terminates. a lateral rewrite of this query
> > would always terminate with much better defined and well understood
> > behaviors -- this is good.
> Interesting example demonstrating that 100% bug compatibility is not
> possible. But as you say, most people would probably prefer the other
> behavior anyhow.
If taking the 2.5 approach this one would fail as opposed to being
This could be an exception to the policy in #3 and would be ok in #2. It
would fail in #1.
Given the apparent general consensus for 2.5 and the lack of working field
versions of this form the error seems like a no brainer.