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(b)trim anomalies

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I was just wondering why the btrim syntax that takes only a single
argument is not documented in 9.4 in the documentation (I checked both
7.4 and 8.0 docs).

This is in a 7.4.5 installation:

pg=# \df btrim
List of functions
Result data type | Schema | Name | Argument data types
bytea | pg_catalog | btrim | bytea, bytea
text | pg_catalog | btrim | text
text | pg_catalog | btrim | text, text
(3 rows)

Is it ever documented anywhere that the single-argument version of
btrim can be used to remove whitespace from the left and right of a
given string? Is this version not supposed to be user-facing for some

Also, in this post:

Bruce sort of explains that TRIM is an ANSI word but doesn't fully
explain why it doesn't show up in a \df listing:

pg=# \df trim
List of functions
Result data type | Schema | Name | Argument data types
(0 rows)

This one's more a curiosity thing.


Thomas F. O'Connell
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Nov 23 '05 #1
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