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Re: Small xlog.c cleanup

From: Matthew Kirkwood <matthew(at)hairy(dot)beasts(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Small xlog.c cleanup
Date: 2001-02-27 21:12:41
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.10.10102272104310.4651-100000@sphinx.mythic-beasts.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 27 Feb 2001, Tom Lane wrote:

> > He's moved the "static globals" from around line 286 of
> > src/backend/access/transam/xlog.c:
> > to be static locals inside of function ReadRecord around line 1216 in the
> > same file:
>
> This is not usual coding practice in Postgres, so far as I've noticed.
>
> I prefer to avoid static locals because the fact that they *are*
> static is easily missed.  In particular it's way too easy to misread
> the initialization as something that happens on every entry to the
> function, rather than only once.  So my opinion is that this change is
> bad style.

Fair enough.  I just found it even more confusing that they were
defined almost 1KLOC from their only use.

But functions of 300LOC tend to fail my taste guidelines too, so
perhaps I should leave well alone :)

Matthew.


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