>>>>> "Pavel" == Pavel Stehule <pavel.steh...@gmail.com> writes:

 >> Well now I feel dumb...
 >> It would be very useful if we had some way to warn users about stuff
 >> like this. Emitting a NOTICE comes to mind.

 Pavel> This can be valid query

It can be, but it essentially never is. The cases where you genuinely
want a correlated IN query are rare, but even then there would be
something in the targetlist that referenced the inner query.

The easy to catch case, I think, is when the targetlist of the IN or NOT
IN subquery contains vars of the outer query level but no vars of the
inner one and no volatile functions. This can be checked for with a
handful of lines in the parser or a couple of dozen lines in a plugin
module (though one would have to invent an error code, none of the
existing WARNING sqlstates would do).

Maybe David Fetter's suggested module for catching missing WHERE clauses
could be expanded into a more general SQL-'Lint' module?

Andrew (irc:RhodiumToad)

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