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Re: pgtcl: Change in behavior of pg_result -oid, vs documentation

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: ljb <lbayuk(at)mindspring(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgtcl: Change in behavior of pg_result -oid, vs documentation
Date: 2002-11-08 04:56:22
Message-ID: 200211080456.gA84uME00830@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Doc patch applied to 7.3 and current CVS.  Thanks.

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ljb wrote:
> I'm using libpgtcl with PostgreSQL-7.2.3.
> There is a discrepancy between the documentation and behavior of
> "pg_result $res -oid" when $res is not from an INSERT.  The documentation
> says it should return an empty string, but in fact it returns 0. I think
> it used to return an empty string around PostgreSQL-7.1.3 when PQoidStatus()
> was used, but now it uses PQoidValue() which returns InvalidOid, 0 in this
> case. 
> 
> Assuming the current behavior is desired, here is a patch to the
> documentation doc/src/sgml/libpgtcl.sgml to match what really happens:
> 
> --- libpgtcl.sgml.orig	2002-01-20 17:19:56.000000000 -0500
> +++ libpgtcl.sgml	2002-11-04 21:36:22.000000000 -0500
> @@ -704,7 +704,7 @@
>  <LISTITEM>
>  <PARA>
>  if the command was an INSERT, the OID of the 
> -inserted tuple; otherwise an empty string.
> +inserted tuple; otherwise 0.
>  </PARA>
>  </LISTITEM>
>  </VARLISTENTRY>
> 
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