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Re: ECPG, two varchars with same name on same line

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Michael Meskes <meskes(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: ECPG, two varchars with same name on same line
Date: 2010-02-27 03:23:19
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Michael Meskes wrote:
> On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 03:49:47PM +0300, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> > ECPG constructs internal struct names for VARCHAR fields using the field  
> > name and line number it's defined on. In a contrived example, though,  
> > that's not unique. Consider the following example:
> > ...
> > That hardly happens in practice, of course, but it's trivial to fix by  
> > just adding some more salt to the struct name, like a simple counter, so  
> > it seems we should.
> In principle you're right. However, the change needs to be added in several
> places like the internal variable structure that keeps the lineno anyway but
> needs to add the counter too. BTW we can remove the lineno then I think.
> Anyway, given that we are close to a release and the bug apparently never got
> up in a real life usage for years I'd prefer to not change it now but wait
> until the release has been done.

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  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
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