Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> writes:
> On 2014-06-14 15:48:52 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Well, it wouldn't be "unsafe" (barring volatile functions in the UPDATE,
>> which are unsafe already). It might be slow, but that's probably better
>> than failing.
> I forgot the details, but IIRC it's possible to write a ON UPDATE ...
> DO INSTEAD rule that's safe wrt multiple evaluations today by calling a
> function passing in the old pkey and NEW. At least I believed so at some
> point in the past :P
Hm. But you might as well use a trigger, no? Is anyone likely to
actually be doing such a thing?
It's conceivable that we could optimize the special case of NEW.*,
especially if it appears in the rule query's targetlist. But it's
trouble I don't really care to undertake ...
regards, tom lane
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