On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 10:53:34 -0800,
  David Fetter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 07, 2007 at 02:13:48PM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > What is the practical purpose of the notices emitted by DROP
> > SOMETHING IF EXISTS when the object in fact does not exist?
> 
> DROP ... IF EXISTS is guaranteed not to throw an error.  This lets
> people write idempotent scripts which run in a transaction :)

I don't think that's what his question was. I think it was more along the
lines of why don't we get rid of the notices that are just cluttering things
up.

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