> in php,mysql_seek can move the pointer, but you have no way to know where
> the pointer locates currently.
> i think some function should be added in the future version, like
> mysql_getPointerPosition($rs) which returns a int as the position in
> resultset. so it's would be easy to implements some pointer moving functions
> like mysql_movenext(), mysql_moveprev,mysql_movefirst,mysql_movelast etc.

It's trivial to do your own tracking of where the pointer is, using 
mysql_num_rows to determine the number of rows in your result set and a 
counter to track your movement, using mysql_data_seek, in the result set.

The manual shows n example of how to return a set in reverse order, for 

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