Dean Rasheed <> writes:
> On 5 August 2016 at 21:48, Tom Lane <> wrote:
>> OK, thanks.  What shall we do about Andreas' request to back-patch this?
>> I'm personally willing to do it, but there is the old bugaboo of "maybe
>> it will destabilize a plan that someone is happy with".

> My inclination would be to back-patch it because arguably it's a
> bug-fix -- at the very least the old behaviour didn't match the docs
> for stadistinct:

Yeah.  I suspect that situations like this are pretty rare, or we'd have
recognized the problem sooner.  And at least for Andreas, it'd be fixing
a real problem.  I'll apply the back-patch unless I hear objections in
the next couple of hours.

> Additionally, I think that example is misleading because it's only
> really true if there are no null values in the column. Perhaps it
> would help to have a more explicit example to illustrate how nulls
> affect stadistinct, for example:

Good idea, will do.

                        regards, tom lane

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