"scott.marlowe" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> There are tons of hints that it works this way in how they're written, but 
> nothing that just comes out and says that with pgsql's mvcc 
> implementation, an index scan still has to hit the pages that contain the 
> tuples, so often in pgsql a seq scan is a win where in other databases and 
> index scan would have been a win?

> If not, where would I add it if I were going to write something up for the 
> docs?  Just wondering...

AFAIR the only place in the docs that mentions seqscan or indexscan at
all is the discussion of EXPLAIN in "Performance Tips".  Perhaps a
suitably-enlarged version of that section could cover this.

                        regards, tom lane

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