Am Donnerstag, den 27.07.2006, 08:30 -0400 schrieb Tom Lane: > Susanne Ebrecht <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > ... We could provide the mixed update syntax and leave the > > typed row value expression for the next release. Do you agree? > > I don't really see the point --- the patch won't provide any new > functionality in anything like its current form, because you can > always just write the separate expressions in the simple one to > one way. If we do offer the row-on-the-left syntax then people > will try to put sub-selects on the right, and won't get anything > beyond an unhelpful "syntax error" message. So my vote would be > to leave it alone until we have a more complete implementation.
Look at my intention, why I wrote this patch: In recent years I migrated many customers applications from oracle or informix to postgresql. Every time it was a very painful and annoying job to grep through the code of functions and the whole software, to find all updates and change them manually. Far ago at university, I learned both syntax as standard syntax. Example: set a=1, b=2, c=3 and set (a,b,c)=(1,2,3) I admit, I prefered the second form, too, when I only used informix and it seems also my customers do so. Still now, I never found this syntax with select statement. I am not sure if this is possible with informix or oracle. regards Susanne > > regards, tom lane
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