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Re: BUG #4053: libpq documentation should express clearly, that integers are passed in network octet order

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Aleksej Saushev <asau(at)inbox(dot)ru>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #4053: libpq documentation should express clearly, that integers are passed in network octet order
Date: 2008-06-23 21:11:35
Message-ID: 200806232111.m5NLBZe12886@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> 
> The following bug has been logged online:
> 
> Bug reference:      4053
> Logged by:          Aleksej Saushev
> Email address:      asau(at)inbox(dot)ru
> PostgreSQL version: 8.3
> Operating system:   NetBSD, but this does no matter
> Description:        libpq documentation should express clearly, that
> integers are passed in network octet order
> Details: 
> 
> The documentation on PQexecParams is silent about the precise format,
> expected by server for binary parameters, it should be more explicit 
> and note that integers are expected in network octet order.

I have added this libpq documentation paragraph about how to determine
how to pass binary values.  I also added a few comments to the libpq C
code.

Thanks for the report;  please let me know if I can improve it more.

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