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Re: DELETE with LIMIT (or my first hack)

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, Daniel Loureiro <daniel(at)termasa(dot)com(dot)br>, Jaime Casanova <jaime(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Csaba Nagy <ncslists(at)googlemail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DELETE with LIMIT (or my first hack)
Date: 2010-12-01 19:19:03
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On tis, 2010-11-30 at 14:20 -0500, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> I agree, that argument is completely misconceived. If the DBA is
> paying enough attention to use LIMIT, s/he should be paying enough
> attention not to do damage in the first place. If that were the only
> argument in its favor I'd be completely against the feature.

I don't have any use for DELETE with LIMIT, but UPDATE with LIMIT could
be very useful if you are doing full-table updates and you don't have
enough space so you do it in chunks.

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