Hiroshi Inoue <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> IIRC, the SET does *not* start a transaction,

> Yes but doesn't autocommit-off mode mean that
> it implicitly begins a transaction in suitable
> places ? For example, 'set autocommit to off;
> declare .. cursor ..' works though it never
> work without BEGIN under autocommit-on mode.

But the DECLARE would start a transaction --- AFAIR, pretty much
everything except SET, COMMIT, ROLLBACK will start a transaction
in autocommit=off mode.  I'm not sure what your point is?

                        regards, tom lane

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