"Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Now, because we surround the pattern with ^...$ anyway, I can't offhand
> see a use-case for putting $ with its regexp meaning into the pattern.

It's possible to still usefully use $ in the regexp, but it's existence at the
end means there should always be a way to write the regexp without needing
another one inside.

Incidentally, are these really regexps? I always thought they were globs. 
And experiments seem to back up my memory:

postgres=# \d foo*
    Table "public.foo^bar"
 Column |  Type   | Modifiers 
 i      | integer | 

postgres=# \d foo.*
Did not find any relation named "foo.*".

> Comments?

The first half of the logic applies to ^ as well. There's no use case for
regexps using ^ inside. You would have to use quotes to create the table but
we could have \d foo^* work:

postgres=# \d foo^*
Did not find any relation named "foo^*".

  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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