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Re: [HACKERS] More thoughts about FE/BE protocol

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Badger <bruce_badger(at)badgerse(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] More thoughts about FE/BE protocol
Date: 2003-04-11 02:54:41
Message-ID: 8557.1050029681@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Badger <bruce_badger(at)badgerse(dot)com> writes:
> On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 09:29, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I'm not planning to change the contents of messages more than I have to.
>> What's so hard about parsing "UPDATE nnn" ?

> Nothing, of course.  However the fewer easy things we *have* to do, the
> more other things we have time for.

The other side of that coin is that making low-value changes takes time
away from dealing with the important problems.  We're not working in a
green field here --- we have existing code that we're planning to change.

> Also, some things that could return
> a row count don't, e.g. SELECT.

But the client has surely already accumulated a row count while
collecting the SELECT result.  Doesn't seem like there's much
value-added to be found there.

			regards, tom lane


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