David Fetter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 06:22:17PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> The problem with that is that "AS foo" already has a meaning, and it's
>> not this one.

> How about "AS (foo)" ?

What if you want to specify an alias?  This doesn't work:

        FROM myverylongfunctionname(...) AS alias(typename)

because, again, that syntax already has a meaning.

You could possibly do something with a cast:

        FROM CAST(myfunc(...) AS typename) [ AS alias ]

This is at least syntactically OK.  Not sure what the implementation
issues might be.

                        regards, tom lane

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