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Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] snprintf causes regression

From: pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com
To: "Nicolai Tufar" <ntufar(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,"PostgreSQL-development" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"PostgreSQL Win32 port list" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] snprintf causes regression
Date: 2005-03-09 15:38:27
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From what I recall from the conversation, I would say rename the vsprintf
and the sprintf functions in postgres to pq_vsnprintf and pq_snprintf.
Define a couple macros: (in some common header, pqprintf.h?)

#define snprintf pq_snprintf
#define vsnprintf pq_snprintf

Then just maintain the postgres forms of printf which have seemed to be OK
except that on Win32 vnsprintf, although in the same object file was not
being used.

> Dear all,
> After struggling for one week to to integrate FreeBSD's vfprintf.c into
> PostgreSQL I finally gave up. It is too dependent on underlying
> FreeBSD system functions. To incorporate it into PostgreSQL we need
> to move vfprintf.c file itself, two dozen files form gdtoa and a half
> a dozen __XXtoa.c files scattered in apparently random fashion all
> around FreeBSD source tree.
> Instead I researched some other implementations of snprintf on
> the web released under a license compatible with PostgreSQL's.
> The most suitable one I have come upon is Trio
> [].
> It is distributed under a MIT-like license which, I think will be
> compatible with us.
> What do you think about it? Shall I abandon FreeBSD and go ahead
> ıncorporatıng Trıo?
> And by the way, what ıs the conclusıon of snprıntf() vs. pg_snprintf()
> and UNIX libraries discussion a week ago? Which one shall
> I implement?
> Regards,
> Nicolai Tufar
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