Re: plpgsql arrays

From: Simon Riggs
Subject: Re: plpgsql arrays
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Msg-id: 1238779839.5444.220.camel@ebony.2ndQuadrant
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In response to: Re: plpgsql arrays  (Tom Lane)
Responses: Re: plpgsql arrays  (Alvaro Herrera)
Re: plpgsql arrays  (Tom Lane)
Re: plpgsql arrays  (Matthew Wakeling)
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 Re: plpgsql arrays  (Tom Lane, )
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   Re: plpgsql arrays  (Merlin Moncure, )
    Re: plpgsql arrays  (Tom Lane, )
     Re: plpgsql arrays  (Matthew Wakeling, )
      Re: plpgsql arrays  (Tom Lane, )
 Re: plpgsql arrays  (Merlin Moncure, )
  Re: plpgsql arrays  (Merlin Moncure, )
   Re: plpgsql arrays  (Matthew Wakeling, )
    Re: plpgsql arrays  (Merlin Moncure, )

On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 10:04 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Matthew Wakeling <> writes:
> > On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Robert Haas wrote:
> >> Why not just use SQL to do the join?
>
> > Because the merge condition is:
>
> > WHERE l1.start <= l2.end AND l2.start <= l1.end
>
> > and merge joins in postgres only currently cope with the case where the
> > merge condition is an equals relationship.

(snip)

> I don't actually believe that a standard merge join algorithm will work
> with an intransitive join condition ...

I think it's a common enough problem that having a non-standard join
algorithm written for that case would be interesting indeed.

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