Tom Lane wrote:
"Greg Sabino Mullane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
I'll save the full rant for my blog :), but wanted to submit this documentation patch for this listen gotcha that's been bugging me for a while. I'd like to see LISTEN and NOTIFY changed to use a simple text string, but until then, I think we should probably warn about the chopping off of the left-hand part.

Let's change it to a plain ColId, so you get a syntax error if you try


Makes sense.

I'm still going to try to get notification payloads done for 8.3, which will remove any requirement of catalog support and do it all in shared memory.

Should we perhaps support a variant that allows a string as opposed to an identifier as the name?

LISTEN 'really_really_really_really_really_really_really_really_really_really_really_really_long_name' ;

Or is that just silly? ;-)



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