On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 3:13 PM, Marko Tiikkaja
> On 2010-02-08 18:42 +0200, Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Marko Tiikkaja
>> <marko(dot)tiikkaja(at)cs(dot)helsinki(dot)fi> wrote:
>>> Here's an updated patch. Only changes from the previous patch are
>>> fixing the above issue and a regression test for it.
>> - I'm not sure that canSetTag is the right name for the additional
>> argument to ExecInsert/ExecUpdate/ExecDelete. OTOH, I'm not sure it's
>> the wrong name either. But should we use something like
> I'm going to have to take back my previous statement; this doesn't make
> a lot of sense in the case of DO ALSO rules (or multiple statements in a
> DO INSTEAD RULE). Those will have canSetTag=false, but they will be at
> the top level.
>> - It appears that we pull out all of the DML statements first and run
>> them in order, but I'm not sure that's the right thing to do.
>> WITH x AS (INSERT ...), y AS (SELECT ...), z AS (INSERT ...) SELECT ...
>> I would assume we would do x, CCI, do y, do z, CCI, do main query, but
>> I don't think that's what this implements. The user might be
>> surprised to find out that y sees the effects of z.
> I went ahead and implemented this, but there seems to be one small
> problem: RECURSIVE. If there is a recursive query between those, it
> might loop forever even if the top-level SELECT only wanted to see a few
> rows from it. The docs already discourage writing recursive ctes like
> that, but still this is a small caveat.
Doesn't seem like a big problem to me.
>> - It seems like the gram.y changes for common_table_expr might benefit
>> from some factoring; that is, create a production (or find a suitable
>> existing one) for "statements of the sort that can appear within
>> CTEs", and then use that in common_table_expr. Or maybe this doesn't
>> work; I haven't tried it.
> This seems to work. I used PreparableStmt, but I'm not sure how good
> idea that really is. Maybe I should create a new one?
If it covers the same territory, I wouldn't duplicate it just for fun.
Someone might need to split it out in the future, but that's not a
reason to do it now.
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