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Re: Not clear on what PQgetResult does

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: David Rysdam <drysdam(at)ll(dot)mit(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Not clear on what PQgetResult does
Date: 2005-11-22 22:32:37
Message-ID: 200511222232.jAMMWbO25551@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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David Rysdam wrote:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> 
> >>
> >>>
> >>> It isn't.  You can use it in an asynchronous client, but the way you do
> >>> that is by not calling it until PQisBusy says you can (which means the
> >>> whole result has arrived, and you're just calling PQgetResult to get
> >>> hold of it).
> >>>
> >> So there's no way to have libpq return partial results before they 
> >> are all ready?
> >>
> >> If I may, I would like to express some degree of incredulity.  Even 
> >> the version of Sybase I'm using does this right and it's from 1997!
> >
> > I am sure we would welcome a patch ;))
> 
> To be honest, this is almost enough to drive me away from PG.

I think you should return to Sybase as soon as you can!  :-)

Seriously, look at the current TODO list and the issues involved.

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