Matthew Dennis wrote:
> The cases about taking a string and sending it via execute don't seem to fit
> here for 1) cases where it is impossible to track the dependencies can be
> trivially constructed and 2) the very nature of the execute statement makes
> it obvious that it I shouldn't expect it to be tracked. Poor Analogy: In C,
> if foo calls bar and I remove bar I expect the compiler to tell me. If
> elsewhere in my code, I construct a memory address of where I believe bar
> should be and execute it I have no expectations for the compiler to tell me
> bar was removed.
The analogy is poor, yes. A better analogy is the use of dlopen() on a
library. If the library is not present at run time, the compiler will
not tell you anything.
Alvaro Herrera http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.
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