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Re: Vote on SET in aborted transaction

From: Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Vote on SET in aborted transaction
Date: 2002-04-23 18:27:52
Message-ID: 3CC5A7A8.8030804@joeconway.com (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> OK, would people please vote on how to handle SET in an aborted
> transaction?  This vote will allow us to resolve the issue and move
> forward if needed.
> 
> In the case of:
> 
> 	SET x=1;
> 	BEGIN;
> 	SET x=2;
> 	query_that_aborts_transaction;
> 	SET x=3;
> 	COMMIT;
> 
> at the end, should 'x' equal:
> 	
> 	1 - All SETs are rolled back in aborted transaction
> 	2 - SETs are ignored after transaction abort
> 	3 - All SETs are honored in aborted transaction
> 	? - Have SETs vary in behavior depending on variable
> 
> Our current behavior is 2.

1 makes the most sense to me. I think it should be consistent for all 
SET variables.

Joe


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