On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> However, the real reason for doing it isn't any of those, but rather
> to establish the principle that the executions of the modifying
> sub-queries are interleaved not sequential.  We're never going to be
> able to do any significant optimization of such queries if we have to
> preserve the behavior that the sub-queries execute sequentially.
> And I think it's inevitable that users will manage to build such an
> assumption into their queries if the first release with the feature
> behaves that way.

Does the interleaved execution have sane semantics?

With a query like:

  a as update x set x.i=x.i+1 returning x.i,
  b as update x set x.i=x.i+1 returning x.i
select * from a natural join b;

Is there any way to tell what it will return or what state it will
leave the table in?


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