On 1/6/06, Bruno Wolff III <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 19:11:27 +0200,
>   Marko Kreen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On 1/6/06, Bruce Momjian <pgman@candle.pha.pa.us> wrote:
> >
> > Considering there's no currval() without nextval(), what point
> > is disallowing currval() when user is able to call nextval()?
> >
> > I rather want to allow nextval/currval and disable setval as it
> > allows regular user to DoS the database.
> What I was thinking with this, is that you might allow someone the ability
> to insert records into a table which would make use of nextval, but not
> allow them to run nextval directly. But after inserting a record allow them
> to use currval to see what value was assigned.
> People could still mess with things by doing INSERTs and aborting the
> transaction, so this may not be the best example for why you would want this.

This is similar to Tom's scenario.  I'm not against keeping them separate.

But my question is rather - is there any scenario where setval() should
go with nextval()?

It seems that their pairing is an accident and should be fixed.


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