Although "\;" behavior is not documented, I would have expected both
results to be shown one after the other, or having a an error, but not a
See the documentation for PQexec(): all but the last query result is
Sure. That is developer-level answer to "why", although it does not really
say why the developer chose PQexex over PQsendQuery. At the user-level the
behavior is still pretty surprising.
I would suggest that:
- the \; psql feature should be documented somewhere
- all results should be shown, not just the last one
I do not think changing this is appropriate. All you are likely to
accomplish is breaking code that does what its author wanted.
Hmmm... My 0.02€: Currently this feature is NOT documented, so somehow it
is not supported, and relying on it seems risky, as it is really a side
effect of the current implementation. If it becomes documented, it could
be made to behave sanely at the same time...
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