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Re: DBD::PostgreSQL

From: David Wheeler <david(at)wheeler(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: dbi-dev(at)perl(dot)org, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DBD::PostgreSQL
Date: 2002-11-18 16:27:33
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On Monday, November 18, 2002, at 08:19  AM, Tom Lane wrote:

> I think someone else said that the DBD framework already includes such 
> a
> flag ("BegunWork"?) --- if so, you should surely use that one.

No, I'm finding out that that flag is for a slightly different purpose 
-- using transactions even when AutoCommit = 1.

>> So, if I understand you correctly, PostgreSQL's PREPARE statement
>> *requires* data typing in its syntax?
> Yup.


> There are various ways to retrieve the datatypes of the columns of a
> table, but I'm not sure how that helps you to determine the parameter
> types for an arbitrary SQL command to be prepared.  Are you assuming
> a specific structure of the command you want to prepare?

Ouch, good point. I don't want to go there. It's a shame, really, but 
in light of this requirement, I don't see how PostgreSQL prepared 
statements can be supported by the DBI. Pity; I was really looking 
forward to the performance boost.



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