On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 5:44 PM, Fabien COELHO <coe...@cri.ensmp.fr> wrote:
> > Hello Tom, > > 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 >>> quiet discard. >>> >> >> See the documentation for PQexec(): all but the last query result is >> discarded. >> > > 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. Lets try putting it this way... As a psql user I want some way to choose whether I send my query via "PQexec" or "PQsendQuery". I'm not sure why the "PQexec" access point is undocumented but this "\;" syntax, vis-a-vis ";" provides me that choice. David J.