On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 01:56:29PM +0200, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> With time, it becomes ever clearer to me that prepared SQL statements are just
> a really bad idea. On some days, it seems like half the performance problems
> in PostgreSQL-using systems are because a bad plan was cached somewhere. I'd
> say, in the majority of cases the time you save parsing and planning is
> irrelevant compared to the possibly disastrous effects of wrong or suboptimal
> plans. I wonder if other people have similar experiences.
Yeah, it seems to me that many of the benefits of not planning are
overrun by the effects of bad plans.
> - Redefine "prepared" to mean "parsed" rather than "parsed and planned".
I think this is the best. Some way to specify that you don't want
planning to take place immediately would be good.
One question though: there is a function PQexecParams(). Does this
suffer from the same problem? I imagine most interfaces like
out-of-band parameters (no escaping issues), why do they not use this?
Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org> http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to litigate.
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