Re: dynamic result sets support in extended query protocol

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
To: Dave Cramer <davecramer(at)postgres(dot)rocks>
Cc: Jack Christensen <jack(at)jncsoftware(dot)com>, Shay Rojansky <roji(at)roji(dot)org>, Peter Eisentraut <peter(dot)eisentraut(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Vladimir Sitnikov <sitnikov(dot)vladimir(at)gmail(dot)com>, Mark Paluch <mpaluch(at)vmware(dot)com>
Subject: Re: dynamic result sets support in extended query protocol
Date: 2020-10-21 17:49:07
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On 2020-10-20 20:17:45 -0400, Dave Cramer wrote:
> You are correct we are not talking about a whole new protocol, but why not ?
> Seems to me we would have a lot more latitude to get it right if we didn't
> have this limitation.

A new protocol will face a much bigger adoption hurdle, and there's much
stuff that we'll want to do that we'll have a hard time ever getting off
the ground. Whereas opt-in extensions are much easier to get off the ground.


Andres Freund

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