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Re: [HACKERS] function body actors (was: viewing source code)

From: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,pgsql performance <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] function body actors (was: viewing source code)
Date: 2007-12-21 16:24:41
Message-ID: 20071221162441.GH10918@crankycanuck.ca (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 12:09:28AM -0500, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> Maybe a key management solution isn't required.  If, instead of
> strictly wrapping a language with an encryption layer, we provide
> hooks (actors) that have the ability to operate on the function body
> when it arrives and leaves pg_proc, we may sidestep the key problem
> (leaving it to the user) and open up the doors to new functionality at
> the same time.

I like this idea much better, because the same basic mechanism can be used
for more than one thing, and it doesn't build in a system that is
fundamentally weak.  Of course, you _can_ build a weak system this way, but
there's an important difference between building a fundamentally weak system
and making weak systems possible.

A


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