On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 06:36:56PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> 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 ]

Works for me.

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

I'm not finding any CASTs from RECORD right offhand.  Where might
those be?

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