On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > Merlin Moncure <mmonc...@gmail.com> writes: >> I'm arguing that *all* data getting must continue to do so through the >> result object, and bypassing the result to get at data is breaking the >> result abstraction in the libpq api. > > That's a fair point, but the single-row mode without PQgetRowData still > fits that model, doesn't it? From the point of view of libpqtypes it > just looks like you got a lot of one-row query results.
Sure: Marko's exec_query_single_row example looks like 100% reasonable libpq code. That said, I'd still spend a few cycles to think this through and make sure we aren't walling ourselves off from 'copy free' behavior, even if that's reserved for a future improvement. In particular, I'd like to explore if PQsetSingleRowMode() should be returning a result. merlin -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers