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Re: Not clear on what PQgetResult does

From: David Rysdam <drysdam(at)ll(dot)mit(dot)edu>
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Subject: Re: Not clear on what PQgetResult does
Date: 2005-11-17 20:42:54
Message-ID: 437CEB4E.5040402@ll.mit.edu (view raw or flat)
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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.  But I 
like everything else about it, so I could perhaps give a patch a whirl.  
Or are there underlying server reasons why this won't work?

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