Details for ROW IS NULL test

От: Bruce Momjian
Тема: Details for ROW IS NULL test
Дата: ,
Msg-id: 200804070051.m370pXB07984@momjian.us
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Список: pgsql-docs

I found the row handling for "IS [NOT] NULL" confusing for row-valued
expressions, so I added the attached documentation sentence.

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Index: doc/src/sgml/func.sgml
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RCS file: /cvsroot/pgsql/doc/src/sgml/func.sgml,v
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--- doc/src/sgml/func.sgml    7 Apr 2008 00:46:46 -0000
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*** 344,350 ****
      <literal>IS NULL</> is true when the row expression itself is null
      or when all the row's fields are null, while
      <literal>IS NOT NULL</> is true when the row expression itself is non-null
!     and all the row's fields are non-null.
      This definition conforms to the SQL standard, and is a change from the
      inconsistent behavior exhibited by <productname>PostgreSQL</productname>
      versions prior to 8.2.
--- 344,354 ----
      <literal>IS NULL</> is true when the row expression itself is null
      or when all the row's fields are null, while
      <literal>IS NOT NULL</> is true when the row expression itself is non-null
!     and all the row's fields are non-null.  Because of this behavior,
!     <literal>IS NULL</> and <literal>IS NOT NULL</> do not always return
!     inverse results for row-valued expressions, i.e. a row-valued
!     expression that contains both NULL and non-null values will return false
!     for both tests.
      This definition conforms to the SQL standard, and is a change from the
      inconsistent behavior exhibited by <productname>PostgreSQL</productname>
      versions prior to 8.2.


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