On Sun, Aug 14, 2005 at 09:18:45PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Not really.  There's been some speculation about implementing index
> "skip search" --- once you've verified there's at least one visible
> row of a given index value, tell the index to skip to the next different
> value instead of handing back any of the remaining entries of the
> current value.  But it'd be a lot of work and AFAICS not useful for
> very many kinds of queries besides this.

This is probably a completely wrong way of handling it all, but could it be
done in a PL/PgSQL query like this? (Pseudo-code, sort of; I'm not very well
versed in the actual syntax, but I'd guess you get the idea.)

x = ( SELECT foo FROM table ORDER BY foo LIMIT 1 );
  x = ( SELECT foo FROM table WHERE foo > x ORDER BY foo LIMIT 1 );

(Replace with max() and min() for 8.1, of course.)

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