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pgsql: Add a "row processor" API to libpq for better handling oflarge

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: pgsql: Add a "row processor" API to libpq for better handling oflarge
Date: 2012-04-04 22:40:37
Message-ID: E1SFYsX-0004jp-D2@gemulon.postgresql.org (view raw or flat)
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Add a "row processor" API to libpq for better handling of large results.

Traditionally libpq has collected an entire query result before passing
it back to the application.  That provides a simple and transactional API,
but it's pretty inefficient for large result sets.  This patch allows the
application to process each row on-the-fly instead of accumulating the
rows into the PGresult.  Error recovery becomes a bit more complex, but
often that tradeoff is well worth making.

Kyotaro Horiguchi, reviewed by Marko Kreen and Tom Lane

Branch
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master

Details
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http://git.postgresql.org/pg/commitdiff/92785dac2ee7026948962cd61c4cd84a2d052772

Modified Files
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doc/src/sgml/libpq.sgml             |  268 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
src/interfaces/libpq/exports.txt    |    3 +
src/interfaces/libpq/fe-connect.c   |   12 +-
src/interfaces/libpq/fe-exec.c      |  177 ++++++++++++++++++-
src/interfaces/libpq/fe-lobj.c      |   40 +++--
src/interfaces/libpq/fe-misc.c      |   26 +++
src/interfaces/libpq/fe-protocol2.c |  325 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------
src/interfaces/libpq/fe-protocol3.c |  298 +++++++++++++++++++++++----------
src/interfaces/libpq/libpq-fe.h     |   31 +++-
src/interfaces/libpq/libpq-int.h    |   14 ++-
10 files changed, 992 insertions(+), 202 deletions(-)

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