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Re: AIX FAQ addition

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: AIX FAQ addition
Date: 2005-11-05 00:33:05
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Christopher Browne wrote:

>Actually, there is a reason NOT to apply the patch in general on all
>platforms; it introduces logic (an if {} else {} statement) in a place
>where there wasn't previously one, which *presumably* slows things
>down somewhat.  I don't know if the memcpy() calls are invoked so
>often as to make this material; it's hard to tell.
>  
>

That's why they invented #ifdef ;-)

Of course, the patch is more than somewhat strange anyway. I don't think 
it should be applied unless we actually know what's going on.

cheers

andrew

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