On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 10:49 +0000, Gregory Stark wrote:
> The two open issues (which are arguably the same issue) is how to get
> the information down to the sort node and how to cost the plan.
> Currently it's a bit of a hack: the Limit node peeks at its child and
> if it's a sort it calls a special function to provide the limit.

We can't lose the LIMIT node altogether, in case we have a paramterised
limit or a limit expression, so it does need to be in the executor.

Exploiting knowledge about adjacent plan types is already used in the
executor. If this seemed like it might be a generic trick, then I'd say
implement a generic function, but I don't see that it is.

We still want to push LIMIT/Sort down through an APPEND, but this won't
help us here - we'd need to do that in the planner.

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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