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Re: Implementation of LIMIT on DELETE and UPDATE statements

From: Yury Bokhoncovich <byg(at)center-f1(dot)ru>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)atentus(dot)com>,"Stephen R(dot) van den Berg" <srb(at)cuci(dot)nl>,<pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Implementation of LIMIT on DELETE and UPDATE statements
Date: 2002-09-23 06:18:30
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On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> I see no reason to add stuff to UPDATE/DELETE when a subquery does the
> job just as well.  It just seems like bloat.

That's looks funny but can be useful.
Imagine typical usage of LIMIT/OFFSET: pagination of a web-output.
Say, the output is fetched thru "select id,body from articles limit 10
offset 20".
Now, content-admin, surfing the content and looking to the page say 2,
wanna drop all info on THAT page 2.
Guess how it could ease the life for programmer?8)

WBR, Yury Bokhoncovich, Senior System Administrator, NOC of F1 Group.
Phone: +7 (3832) 106228, ext.140, E-mail: byg(at)center-f1(dot)ru(dot)
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