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Re: arrays as pl/perl input arguments [PATCH]

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: David E(dot) Wheeler <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
Cc: Alex Hunsaker <badalex(at)gmail(dot)com>, Alexey Klyukin <alexk(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: arrays as pl/perl input arguments [PATCH]
Date: 2011-01-12 20:17:08
Message-ID: 1294863385-sup-4470@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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Excerpts from David E. Wheeler's message of mié ene 12 16:55:17 -0300 2011:
> On Jan 12, 2011, at 11:51 AM, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> 
> >> I suspect it'd be quiet, unfortunately, since there are a bazillion ad hoc implementations of a Perl SQL array parser, and many of them, I suspect, don't complain if the string doesn't look like an SQL array. They would just parse a string like "ARRAY(0x118ee2a0)" and return an empty array, or a NULL.
> > 
> > I kinda doubt that a function failing in that way would pass any
> > testing.
> 
> What is this “testing” thing of which you speak?

Ha ha ha :-(

I wonder if there's a way to overload the string representation of the
array so that it throws an error.

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Álvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
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