On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:33 PM, Nico Williams <n...@cryptonector.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 10:08:38AM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Bernd Helmle <maili...@oopsware.de> writes:
>> >> From time to time, especially during migration projects from Oracle to
>> > PostgreSQL, i'm faced with people questioning why the alias in the FROM
>> > clause for subqueries in PostgreSQL is mandatory. The default answer
>> > here is, the SQL standard requires it.
>> Indeed.  When I wrote the comment you're referring to, quite a few years
>> ago now, I thought that popular demand might force us to allow omitted
>> aliases.  But the demand never materialized.  At this point it seems
>> clear to me that there isn't really good reason to exceed the spec here.
>> It just encourages people to write unportable SQL code.
> I suspect most users, like me, just roll their eyes, grumble, and put up
> with it rather than complain.  It's a pain point, but tolerable enough
> that no one bothers to demand a change.  Now that it's been done though,
> allow me to add my voice in favor of it!

+1 to all of that.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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