[php-maint] Bug#591759: Bug#591759: Lack of cursor support

George-Cristian Bîrzan gcbirzan at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 13:35:21 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-08-05 at 14:23 +0200, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> thank you for taking time to report this bug, but it's already fixed
> in unstable which has 5.3.x, and it won't be fixed in stable release.
> Stable releases usually gets only security fixes.


> Also please note that missing feature is not a important bug, which is
> defined as: "a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a
> package, without rendering it completely unusable to everyone."

Maybe my wording was poorly chosen, but this is actually a feature
that's supposed to be implemented, but not working. By contrast, trying
to use cursors with MySQL just silently ignores the options (not that I
think that is in any way good behaviour). The worst part is that you
only get the error after executing the query, which will abort your
transaction, so testing for it is awkward, considering it's a client
side issue.

Either way, I think consider it an important bug, but then again I need
that feature so... :-)

George-Cristian Bîrzan

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