Re: plpgsql arrays

From: Matthew Wakeling
Subject: Re: plpgsql arrays
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Msg-id: alpine.DEB.2.00.0904031526080.21772@aragorn.flymine.org
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In response to: Re: plpgsql arrays  (Tom Lane)
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On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Tom Lane wrote:
> Not unless you have sorted the inputs in some way that has more
> knowledge than the "equal" operator represents.  Otherwise you can have
> elements drop out that might still be needed to match to a later
> left-hand element.

Of course. You certainly have to choose a sort order that works. Sorting
by the start field would be sufficient in this case.

Matthew

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