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Re: Proposal: real procedures again (8.4)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, "PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Josh Berkus" <Josh(dot)Berkus(at)sun(dot)com>, "David Fetter" <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Proposal: real procedures again (8.4)
Date: 2007-10-27 13:36:10
Message-ID: 15329.1193492170@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> Why new calling convention? I would to support byref variables and
>> then I have to carry memory context info ... and maybe some others

> I think first you have to invent something for the by-ref parameter to refer
> to.

Most of that sounded to me like a proposal to re-invent ecpg.  If there
were such a large demand for doing things that way, there would be many
more users of ecpg than bare libpq.  AFAICT, though, *very* few people
use ecpg.

			regards, tom lane

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