Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> First line of thought: we surely must not insert a snprintf into
> >> libpq.so unless it is 100% up to spec *and* has no performance issues
> >> ... neither of which can be claimed of the CVS-tip version.
> > Agreed, and we have to support all the 64-bit specifications a port
> > might support like %qd and %I64d as well as %lld. I have added that to
> > our current CVS version.
> I really dislike that idea and request that you revert it.
> > Is there any way we can have just gettext() call our snprintf under a
> > special name?
> The issue only comes up in libpq --- in the backend there is no reason
> that snprintf can't be our snprintf, and likewise in self-contained
> programs like psql. It might be worth the pain-in-the-neck quality to
> have libpq refer to the functions as pq_snprintf etc. Perhaps we could
> do this via macros
> #define snprintf pq_snprintf
> and not have to uglify the source code.
Yes, this is what I was thinking of too. I think it would need a macro
in libpq to map the libc names to the pq_* names, and a separate /port C
file that maps the normal libc names to the pg_* names. For client
applications and the backend, this new C file would catch all the
snprintf calls, while for libpq the pg_* calls would be used directly
and the new C file with the libc symbols would not be pulled in.
Does that sound like a plan?
The reason we can't just use the macro everwhere is that we don't want
applications using libpq to all be using pg_* functions, only psql and
our own. The only other solution I can think of is to make sure all
client apps use FRONTEND as a define and trigger the macros from libc
names to pg_* names on that.
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