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Re: PL/Python result object str handler

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PL/Python result object str handler
Date: 2013-01-08 21:24:28
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On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> On 1/8/13 4:32 AM, Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> How does it work if there are many rows in there? Say the result
>> contains 10,000 rows - will the string contain all of them? If so,
>> might it be worthwhile to cap the number of rows shown and then follow
>> with a "..." or something?
> I don't think so.  Any number you pick will be too low for someone.
> Since this would only be executed when explicitly asked for, it's up to
> the user to manage this.  It's analogous to print(long_list) -- you
> wouldn't truncate that.

Fair enough. I was thinking of a specific example when I wrote that,
bu I can't recall what it was, and clearly using print or the python
console would be the most similar scenarios. And they both do it the
way you suggest. So that's probably the right thing to do.

 Magnus Hagander

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