Tom Lane wrote:
> "Vitali Stupin" <Vitali(dot)Stupin(at)ria(dot)ee> writes:
>>The error "invalid memory alloc request size 4294967293" apears when
>>selecting array of empty arrays:
> I can get a core dump off it too, sometimes. The problem is in
> ExecEvalArray, which computes the dimension of the result as [1:2]
> even though there are no elements to put in it.
> Joe, what do you think about this? Offhand I think that the only
> workable definition is that this case yields another zero-dimensional
> array, but maybe there is another choice?
Sorry for the slow response -- I'm at the airport just heading home from
a marathon 30 day business trip.
I think producing another zero-dimensional result is the only way that
makes sense unless/until we change multidimensional arrays to really be
arrays of array-datatype elements. Right now they're two different things.
> We should probably check all the other array operations to see if they
> have comparable problems.
Yes -- I'll see if I can find the time over the next couple weeks while
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