Alvaro Herrera írta:
Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
Andrew Dunstan írta:
Alvaro Herrera wrote:
What is so ugly about it? I haven't looked at the code, but I am
curious to know.
Böszörményi Zoltán wrote:
what's the problem with COPY view TO, other than you don't like it? :-)
The problem is that it required a ugly piece of code. Not supporting it
means we can keep the code nice. The previous discussion led to this
conclusion anyway so I don't know why we are debating it again.
It used a "SELECT * FROM %s" string that was passed back to the parser.
I also don't recall the consensus being quite so clear cut. I guess
there is a case for saying that if it's not allowed then you know that
"COPY relname TO" is going to be fast. But, code aesthetics aside, the
reasons for disallowing it seem a bit thin, to me.
I would say the timing difference between
"COPY table TO" and "COPY (SELECT * FROM table) TO"
was noise, so it's not even faster.
Remember that we were talking about supporting views, not tables. And
if a view uses a slow query then you are in immediate danger of having a
slow COPY. This may not be a problem but it needs to be discussed and
an agreement must be reached before introducing such a change (and not
during feature freeze).
COPY relname TO meant tables _and_ views to me.
My previous tsting showed no difference between
COPY table TO and COPY (SELECT * FROM table) TO.
Similarly a slow query defined in the view should show
no difference between COPY view TO and
COPY (SELECT * FROM view) TO.
And remember, Bruce put the original COPY view TO
patch into the unapplied queue, without the SELECT
Rewriting COPY view TO internally to
COPY (SELECT * FROM view) TO is very
straightforward, even if you think it's ugly.
BTW, why is it ugly if I call raw_parser()
from under src/backend/parser/*.c ?
It is on a query distinct to the query the parser
is currently running. Or is it the recursion
that bothers you? It's not a possible infinite
And an updatable VIEW *may* allow COPY view FROM...
May I remind you that we've been in feature freeze for four weeks
already? Now it's *not* the time to be drooling over cool features that
would be nice to have
Noted. However, as the COPY view TO is
a straight internal rewrite, a COPY view FROM
could also be. Even if it's a long term development.
I wasn't proposing delaying beta.
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