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Re: SET autocommit begins transaction?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org>
Cc: Sean Chittenden <sean(at)chittenden(dot)org>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SET autocommit begins transaction?
Date: 2002-09-18 23:17:08
Message-ID: 200209182317.g8INH8V08325@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Thomas Lockhart wrote:
> ...
> > I think if we special case autocommit we have to force it to start a
> > transaction.
> 
> Be aware that "SET AUTOCOMMIT" does *not* start a transaction in other
> systems (at least in Ingres, where I first ran into the feature).
> 
> This case is illustrating a general issue with trying to bracket
> variables within transactions; the "special case" is that if a
> transaction is not open then the change should be global across
> transactions.
> 
> Any counterexamples would argue for two separate behaviors, not for
> shoehorning everything into one, uh, shoe.

I am fine with special casing autocommit.  Is that what you are
suggesting?

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