Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> writes:
> Attached is a patch that allows an array of Datums + nulls to be
> inserted into a tuplestore without first creating a HeapTuple, per
> recent suggestion on -hackers. This avoids making an unnecessary copy.
A small thought here: we were jousting recently over a point that came
down to whether or not tuplestore kept track of the tupdesc for the
tuples it was storing. I can hardly imagine a use-case for a tuplestore
in which the tuples don't all have the same tupdesc. I think I dropped
tupdesc from tuplestore's original API on the grounds that it wasn't
doing anything much with the tupdesc. But now this patch adds back a
tuplestore API call that needs the tupdesc. Would it be saner to supply
the tupdesc to tuplestore_begin_heap instead, as tuplesort does?
I haven't looked at all into what the implications of this would be,
either from a performance or number-of-places-to-change standpoint.
But it seems worth a bit of investigation while we're touching the
Other than that issue, the patch seems OK in a quick once-over.
regards, tom lane
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