Patch not attached, apparently mail server rejects large files.
Patch can be found on www.formenos.org/pg/cursor.fix1.diff
1. Incompatible changes: CURSOR is now a keyword and may not be used as an
identifier (tablename, etc). Otherwise, we get shift-reduce conflicts in
2. Major changes:
a) RangeTblEntry (RTE for short) instead of having two possibilities,
subquery and non-subquery, now has a rtetype field which can be of 3
possible states: RTE_RELATION, RTE_SUBSELECT, RTE_PORTAL). The
type-specific structures are unionized, so where you used to have
rte->relid, now you must do rte->u.rel.relid.
Proper way to check what is the RTE type is now checking for rte->rtetype
instead of checking whether rte->subquery is null.
b) Similarly, RelOptInfo now has a RelOptInfoType which is an enum with 4
states, REL_PLAIN,REL_SUBQUERY,REL_JOIN,REL_PORTAL. I did not do the
unionization of type-specific structures. Maybe I should've if I'm going
to get in a big change anyway.
c) There's a function PortalRun which fetches N records from portal and
sets atEnd/atStart values properly. It replaces code duplicated in 2
How to test:
declare foo cursor for select * from pg_class;
select * from cursor foo;
Documentation updates will be forthcoming ASAP, I just wanted to get this
patch in queue before the freeze. Or at least making sure someone could
look through this patch before freeze. :)
Next patch will be one to support "SELECT * FROM func(arg1,arg2)" which
would work by creating first a special kind of portal for selection from a
function and then setting query source to be that portal.
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