> I was musing a bit today, so don't take this to seriously...
> Would it be worth the effort to add to and/or modify the libpq API so
> that multiple selects could be sent to the server in a single request
> and response?
Multiple selects can be sent to the server now.
But as far as I unerstand only last result can
SELECT date(now());SELECT now()
pgoblin is my direct interface from command line to libpq
with some scripting enhancement
> Obviously, this is trivial from the command line...
> select * from foo; select * from bar;
You mean "from psql"?
psql is complex tool with its own parser and use
libpq to talk to server
> But - at least as far as I understand the libpq API - only one select
> can be issued using PQexec.
> In many of the apps I develop, I find that the majority of the time I
> have to go to the database for a select, I have to select from several
> tables. I haven't done any benchmarking, but given the rule-of-thumb
> that inter-process communication incurs high overhead, I decided that
Usually it is not true - compared to postmaster's
cost for every query.
...or may be... Do you issue PQsetdbLogin for every PQexec?
> being able to issue several statements in one call might be worth
> investigating. Given the holiday season though, I haven't actually done
> much work to see if PQexec actually does support this. I'd be surprised
> if a client-server or n-tier app wouldn't benefit from this
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