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Re: guc

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Liam Stewart <liams(at)redhat(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Patches List <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: guc
Date: 2002-02-25 03:55:54
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Liam Stewart wrote:
> I was playing around with adding a couple new SET commands (REAL_FORMAT
> and DOUBLE_PRECISION_FORMAT as per todo list item) and I ended up
> playing with GUC a bit.
> I've cleaned it up a bit - most of the changes should be fairly
> self-explanitory from the patch. Some of the configuration options
> handled in variable.c (so far, server_encoding and seed) have been moved
> into guc.c and are handled by GUC. Moving them in required adding a
> couple of fields to config_generic and friends - a read_only field and a
> display_proc field (hook for custom SHOW messages). I've removed
> GetConfigOption() and replaced it with ShowConfigOption() which does an
> elog(NOTICE) instead of returning a string.
> When setting REAL_FORMAT and DOUBLE_PRECISION_FORMAT, the printf-style
> format string should be checked for certain things: 
>   - field width of "*" is not allowed
>   - precision of ".*" is not allowed
>   - all conversion specifiers except "s" and "n" are allowed
>   - only one conversion specification other than %% and variations is
>     allowed
> Does this seem reasonable to people? I haven't written a function to
> check those yet.. will do soon.
> This patch isn't complete yet so don't append it to the pending patches
> list, Bruce.
> Liam
> -- 
> Liam Stewart :: Red Hat Canada, Ltd. :: liams(at)redhat(dot)com

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