The Apache runtime library, which is using a similar concept for
allocating heap-based memory out of a pool, has some since utility
functions, named apr_psprintf and apr_pstrdup.
These functions allocate a memory-block out of a pool and print a
formatted string into that block, or duplicate a string respectively.
Since such useful functions are missing in PostgreSQL's Server
Programming Interface, I created two similar functions:
char *SPI_psprintf(const char *fmt, ...);
allocates a block of memory out of the memory pool and prints a
formatted string into it
SPI_pstrdup(const char *src);
allocates a block of memory out of the memory pool and copies an
existing string into it.
I includes a patch containing these functions to be applied onto version
8.2.3 and 8.2.4. I would appreciate seeing it in one of the next
pgsql-patches by date
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