On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 3:12 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>> Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
>>>> To clarify, I believe the rule is that the first variable-length field
>>>> can be accessed as a struct field. Are there any exceptions to this?
>>> If it is known not null, yes, but I wonder just how many places actually
>>> depend on that.
>> My impression is that all the varlena fields also allow nulls.
> See MARKNOTNULL in bootstrap.c. I think the exceptions were designed to
> protect direct accesses to pg_index.
rhaas=# select r.relname, a.attname, a.atttypid::regtype from pg_class
r, pg_attribute a where relnamespace=11 and relkind='r' and attrelid =
r.oid and a.attnotnull and a.attlen<0;
relname | attname | atttypid
pg_proc | proargtypes | oidvector
pg_index | indkey | int2vector
pg_index | indcollation | oidvector
pg_index | indclass | oidvector
pg_index | indoption | int2vector
pg_trigger | tgattr | int2vector
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