Write a generic query continue
!77 (merged) inspired me. What do you think of: A generic query continue!
The concept itself is simple and nice, implementation may be not.
What the function does
Conditions for using
Query functions often have more results then the limit allows, so continue is needed. Currently the functions are doing this until all results are fetched. This may be useless if the user only needs 7000 for example.
Functions are reciving the continue. This continue has a name as well (if using rawcontinue, we may switch to the other continue), so the continue engine can get called, with the params
api-call url at least. The function will start fetching everything then. It would be useful to implement that recursive, but PHP allows only 50 levels of recursive functions IIRC
Nice additional features
The user can specify a limit, and the function tries to fetch as much as possible data, if [limit] > [limit of data to fetch in one request]. Then, the function will continue, until the limit is reached.
Please share your opinion on this proposal with me.