Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> On Monday 24 November 2008 23:21:15 Pavel Stehule wrote:
>> Default parameters are implemented similar to variadic functions - so
>> no changes on PL part - all changes are on caller part.
> Then I don't understand why you need this special data type instead of using
> an array of text with nulls for parameters without default.
I'm not even sure you need to store any nulls. We're going to require
defaults to be provided for the last N parameters consecutively, right?
So that's just what the array contents are. Or maybe it's not an array
at all but a single text item containing the representation of a List
--- compare the storage of index expressions. There shouldn't be any
need to read the contents of the value during function resolution;
an appropriate representation will have the number of non-defaultable
parameters stored as a separate integer column.
regards, tom lane
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