> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Here are my open 7.1 items. Thanks for shrinking the list so far.
> > SELECT cash_out(1) crashes all backends
OK, removed from 'open' list and added to TODO. Actually, I can't get
the crash to happen except with cash_out. Is there another *out
function you can get to fail.
> This isn't a "must fix for 7.1", any more than it was for 7.0, 6.5,
> or any other release back to the beginning of time. It's always been
> possible to crash the backend by passing an incompatible argument to
> a type input or output function. The type-checking system cannot
> detect the error because these functions are (mostly) declared to
> take "any" input type (zero entry in proargtypes).
> The only clean way to fix this is to declare I/O functions honestly.
> That will require (a) a type-system representation for "C string"
> and (b) a solution to the circularity issue for user-defined types.
> If the I/O functions have to be declared first, how can they refer
> to the type?
> Quite aside from the time involved, this will require an initdb.
> It's a bit late in the cycle for that.
> regards, tom lane
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