Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com> writes:
> Andrzej Kosmala wrote:
>> PostgreSQL 7.3 on Linux
>> After dropping column functions return error message: "ERROR:
>> Query-specified return tuple and actual function return tuple do not match"
> Hmmm, looks like nodeFunctionscan.c:tupledesc_mismatch needs to be
> taught about attisdropped. I'll submit a patch this evening if no one
> else gets to it first.
Actually, I believe I deliberately left it like that because I was
concerned about what would happen in this scenario. I don't think that
changing tupledesc_mismatch to ignore attisdropped columns will make
things work nicely. If a function is expecting to return (a,b,c) and
then you drop b from the table that defines its return type, is the
function likely to magically return (a,c)? I doubt it. Letting the
code get past the mismatch check is likely to result in core dumps.
I had toyed with the notion of forbidding column drop (and maybe column
add too, not sure) whenever a table's rowtype appears as a function
argument or result type; but I'm not sure that's sufficient to protect
against problems ...
regards, tom lane
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