On Sat, 30 Oct 2004, Dustin Sallings wrote:

> >   If the solution is to just write a little client that uses perl
> > DBI to fetch rows one at a time and write them out, that's doable,
> > but it would be nice if psql could be made to "just work" without
> > the monster RSS.
>       It wouldn't make a difference unless that driver implements the
> underlying protocol on its own.

Even though we can tell people to make use of cursors, it seems that
memory usage for large result sets should be addressed. A quick search of
the archives does not reveal any discussion about having libpq spill to
disk if a result set reaches some threshold. Has this been canvassed in
the past?



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