On Jan 11, 2011, at 2:25 PM, Alexey Klyukin wrote:
> Here's the patch that improves handling of arrays as pl/perl function input
> arguments, converting postgres arrays of arbitrary dimensions into perl array
Awesome! I've wanted this for *years*.
> It includes regression tests and a documentation changes, and it
> builds and runs successfully on my mac os x and linux boxes. To maintain
> compatibility with existing pl/perl code a new variable,
> plperl.convert_array_arguments (better name?), is introduced. Its default
> value is false, when set to true it triggers the new behavior, i.e.
Have you considered instead passing an array-based object with is string overloading designed to return the pg array string format? That would make for nice, transparent compatibility without the need for a GUC.
Not my idea, BTW, but suggested by Tim Bunce.
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