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Re: [SQL] 16 parameter limit

From: "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "Neil Conway" <nconway(at)klamath(dot)dyndns(dot)org>
Cc: <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,<josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, <jproctor(at)prium(dot)net>,<pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [SQL] 16 parameter limit
Date: 2002-04-16 03:57:04
Message-ID: GNELIHDDFBOCMGBFGEFOCECHCCAA.chriskl@familyhealth.com.au (view raw or flat)
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> What if someone actually uses functions with more than 32
> arguments? Their code will not longer be portable among
> PostgreSQL installations, and they'll need to get the local
> admin to recompile.
>
> I could see adding a configure option if there was a justifiable
> reason for using functions with more than 32 arguments -- but
> IMHO that is quite a bizarre situation anyway, as Peter said.
>
> My vote is to set the default # of function args to some
> reasonable default (32 sounds good), and leave it at that.

OK, agreed.  Then they at least are forced to write functions that will work
on all Postgres 7.3 and above...

Chris


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