On 10/12/07, Simon Riggs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I think you should add some examples to show how we would handle an
> INSERT or an UPDATE SET with quite_nullable() and a SELECT WHERE clause
> with quote_literal. The difference is a subtle one, which is why nobody
> mentioned it before, so it needs some better docs too.
> A cross-ref to the functions page would help also.

Alright, I've improved the documentation along the lines suggested by
Simon.  There's a full example on doing a null-safe dynamic UPDATE, as
well as a brief discussion about being wary of using comparison
operators with NULLs (e.g., in WHERE clauses).  Cross references

I did make a version of the patch which has the pg_proc entries for
quote_literal and quote_nullable both pointing to the same internal
function.  I thought this was a tidier solution, but it failed
regression test #5 in opr_sanity; apparently two entries in pg_proc
can't have the same prosrc and differing proisstrict?


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