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Re: TupleDescInitEntry failing to initialize varlen members

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org>
Cc: Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: TupleDescInitEntry failing to initialize varlen members
Date: 2011-12-01 22:43:33
Message-ID: 20167.1322779413@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)alvh(dot)no-ip(dot)org> writes:
> I just noticed in gdb that TupleDescInitEntry does not initialize
> attacl, attoptions, attfdwoptions.

Indeed not, because it's not building a tuple.  It's building an array
of C structs, and there's nothing useful to do with those fields.

(Robert's proposal to not even have such fields be C-visible might make
you feel better.)

			regards, tom lane

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