Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 30, 2006 at 12:50:23PM +0200, Thomas Hallgren wrote:
>> I'm writing a UDT that takes a varchar argument that represents the name
>> of a type. The caller may optionally qualify with a namespace, i.e.
>> "pg_catalog.varchar", or "public.address". Is there a c-function
>> somewhere that will return the pg_type that corresponds to the name
>> (with respect to the current setting of search_path in case the name is
> If you want it as a C string, something like format_type_be() would
> suffice. Not it's designed for use in error messages so it makes no
> particular to clean up after itself.
> Another possibility is the output function for the regtype type, ie
> Hope this helps,
Well, regtypeout led me to regtypein which in turn led me to parseTypeString which seems to
be exactly what I want.
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