Hannu Krosing <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Are you against it just on grounds of cleanliness and ANSI compliance,
> or do you see more serious problems in letting it in ?

At this point it seems there are two different things being tossed
about.  I originally understood Dave to be asking for parens to be
allowed around individual target column names, which seems a useless
frammish to me.  What Bruce has pointed out is that a syntax that lets
you assign multiple columns from a single rowsource would be an actual
improvement in functionality, or at least in convenience and efficiency.
(It would also be a substantial bit of work, which is why I think this
isn't what Dave was offering a quick patch to do...)  What I'd like to
know right now is which interpretation Informix actually implements.

I don't like adding nonstandard syntaxes that add no functionality ---
but if Informix has done what Bruce is talking about, that's a different
matter altogether.

                        regards, tom lane

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