On Tue, 2005-03-29 at 10:31 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Simon Riggs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > If action is NO ACTION or RESTRICT then 
> >     we need to SELECT at most 1 row that matches the criteria
> >     which means we can use LIMIT 1
> > If action is CASCADE, SET NULL, SET DEFAULT then
> >     we need to UPDATE or DELETE all rows that match the criteria
> >     which means we musnt use LIMIT and need to use FOR UPDATE
> Huh?  UPDATE/DELETE don't use FOR UPDATE.  I think you have failed
> to break down the cases sufficiently.  In particular it matters which
> side of the RI constraint you are working from ...

OK... too quick, sorry. I'll hand over to Stephan for a better and more
exhaustive explanation/analysis... but AFAICS we *can* always know the
correct formulation of the query prepare time, whether or not we do

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

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