Jan Wieck wrote:
> Andreas wrote:
> > I think we should depreciate the BEGIN/END keywords in SQL to allow them
> > to be used for the new PL/SQL. So definitely leave them out of ecpg now.
> > Only accept BEGIN WORK and BEGIN TRANSACTION. (do a sequence of commit work; begin work)
> > BTW.: why is a transaction always open ? A lot of programs would never need a
> > transaction. Is it because of cursors ?
> BEGIN/END in PL/SQL and PL/pgSQL doesn't mean transactions!
> It's just to group statements to a block. You cannot commit
> something inside a PostgreSQL function. All changes made by a
> function are covered by the statements transaction or the
> upper transaction block.
This will be changed - there is a way to implement nested transaction!
And so, some day we will need in something to start/end transaction
block inside functions.
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