Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> >> I'm not sure I understand the point of it anyway.
> > The idea is that include files should include all needed includes so
> > they don't spill dependencies into files that use them.
> I think that's an unwarranted expansion of the charter of what you're
> doing. There are places where we intentionally do not pull in include
> files that will be required if (and only if) one attempts to make use of
> macros provided by a given header file. The first one that comes to
> mind is in postgres_ext.h:
> #define OID_MAX UINT_MAX
> /* you will need to include <limits.h> to use the above #define */
> but I believe there are others, and I don't want some mechanical process
> second-guessing those decisions. I think the rule of "should compile on
> its own" is okay, but I don't want that expanded to "every macro
> provided by the file must be expandable with no further includes".
> In the end, the point of what you are doing is to ensure that header
> files can be included in any order. It is not to ensure some sort of
> unclearly-defined closure rule about how many headers need be included
> to make use of a particular facility.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
+ It's impossible for everything to be true. +
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