Re: plpgsql arrays

From: Matthew Wakeling
Subject: Re: plpgsql arrays
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Msg-id: alpine.DEB.2.00.0904031543081.21772@aragorn.flymine.org
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On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Matthew Wakeling wrote:
> 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.

Oh &^%")(!. That algorithm only finds the matches where l1.start >=
l2.start. Yeah, you're quite right.

Matthew

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