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Re: [HACKERS] functions with same name, different args

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu (Thomas G(dot) Lockhart)
Cc: brett(at)abraxas(dot)scene(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] functions with same name, different args
Date: 1998-01-28 16:34:23
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> > I notice that all the functions with the same name but different args
> > are actually sql statements which SELECT the result of the function
> > call using a different (and unique) name..
> >
> > Wouldn't this cause slowdowns?  Shouldn't you be able to have a
> > different name for your function in pgsql than in the shared library,
> > without having to resort to such hacks?
> Actually, we were pretty happy when Edmund Mergl found this mechanism.
> I've thought about making changes to allow compiled code to do the same
> thing, but we've had other more important issues to work on. Send
> patches if you want something different.

Actually the problem was that SQL functions can compare args and call
the proper function, while C functions just get called without any arg

Bruce Momjian

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