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Re: Type implemented in plpythonu crashes backend

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql(at)groks(dot)org, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Type implemented in plpythonu crashes backend
Date: 2004-08-17 02:45:52
Message-ID: 200408170245.i7H2jqN03343@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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	* have plpython reject pseudotype arguments because it crashes

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Tom Lane wrote:
> pgsql(at)groks(dot)org writes:
> > I'd like to implement new postgres types in a language other than C for
> > prototyping speed.  plpgsql won't let me create a function which takes a
> > cstring, and neither will pltcl.  Happily, plpythonu will, and it seems
> > to work fine.
> 
> I'd say this is an oversight in the plpython code --- it should be
> rejecting pseudotype arguments, since as you've discovered it cannot
> really cope.  It should *certainly* reject "opaque" ... might be okay to
> allow cstring but I'm not sure.
> 
> 			regards, tom lane
> 
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