On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 07:51:48AM -0700, Stephan Szabo wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Tom Lane wrote:
> > A recent discussion led me to the idea that FK triggers are fired
> > unnecessarily during an UPDATE if the foreign-key column(s)
> > contain any NULLs, because ri_KeysEqual() treats two nulls as
> > unequal, and therefore we conclude the row has changed when it has
> > not.  I claim that both ri_KeysEqual() and ri_OneKeyEqual() could
> > consider two nulls to be equal.  Furthermore it seems like
> > ri_AllKeysUnequal() should do so too; the case can't arise at the
> > moment because the sole caller already knows that one of the key
> > sets contains no nulls, but if this weren't so, the optimization
> > would be actively wrong if we concluded that two nulls were
> > unequal.
> Do you have any suggestions for alternate names?  Keeping them using
> Equal seems to be dangerous since people would likely expect it to
> act like normal equality (with nulls being different).

How about NotDistinct as in SQL's IS NOT DISTINCT FROM ?

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