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Old Postgres papers (was Re: [HACKERS] OO and tuples of different types)

From: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)wallace(dot)ece(dot)rice(dot)edu>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Old Postgres papers (was Re: [HACKERS] OO and tuples of different types)
Date: 2000-01-28 22:21:15
Message-ID: 20000128162115.A12512@rice.edu (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 09:03:34PM +0200, Hannu Krosing wrote:
> Chris wrote:
> > 
> > Came across this comment in execTuples.c...
> > 
> >  *In the implementation of nested-dot queries such as
> >  *"retrieve (EMP.hobbies.all)", a single scan may return tuples
> >  *of many types, so now we return pointers to tuple descriptors
> >  *along with tuples returned via the tuple table.  This means
> >  *we now have a bunch of routines to diddle the slot descriptors
> >  *too.  -cim 1/18/90
> > 
> > Hmm. Another few years of reading the source and I'll probably
> > understand all this :-) :-(.
> > 
> > Can anybody provide any insight? Like What EMP.hobbies.all meant in
> > postquel?
> 
> You can get the latest sources for postgres 4.2 (from 30.06.1994) 
> from http://db.cs.berkeley.edu/postgres.html 
> 
> IIRC they have a small manual inside the tarball
> 

If you can read academese, a bunch of white papers and technical reports
are available at:

http://s2k-ftp.CS.Berkeley.EDU:8000/postgres/papers/

Ross
-- 
Ross J. Reedstrom, Ph.D., <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu> 
NSBRI Research Scientist/Programmer
Computer and Information Technology Institute
Rice University, 6100 S. Main St.,  Houston, TX 77005

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