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Re: user defined type

From: Kjetil Haaland <kjetil(dot)haaland(at)student(dot)uib(dot)no>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: user defined type
Date: 2004-11-19 16:07:34
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On Friday 19 November 2004 16:16, Tom Lane wrote:
> This code is wrong on its face.  If your compiler doesn't give a warning
> along the lines of "use of uninitialized value", get a better compiler.
> (Note: when using gcc I think you must specify -O to get this warning.
> I always use at least -O -Wall when developing with gcc.)
> > This will give me NOTICE: result=alignres_out.
> Pure luck that it doesn't crash instead.  Apparently you're picking up a
> value that happened to be left in a register by the function-call
> manager, but on another machine or after any slight mod to fmgr.c that
> register might contain something that's not a pointer to string at all.
> 			regards, tom lane

Ok, the example wasnt complete, i just tried to show what i meant, so i try 
again with the hole example. Now i use the \O and it gives no warnings.

Datum alignres_out(PG_FUNCTION_ARGS) {
   alignres *align = (alignres *) PG_GETARG_POINTER(0);
   char *result = NULL;
   int secondStart=align->secondString;
   elog(NOTICE, "secondStart=%d", secondStart);
   char temp[4+strlen(align->stringBuffer)+4+4];
   char tempBuffer[strlen(align->stringBuffer)+1];

   char *first = NULL;
   elog(NOTICE, "1:first=%s", first);
   first = palloc(sizeof(char)*secondStart);
   elog(NOTICE, "2:first=%s", first);
   elog(NOTICE, "strlen(first)=%d", strlen(first));
   snprintf(tempBuffer, sizeof(tempBuffer), "%s", align->stringBuffer); 
   first = strncpy(first, tempBuffer, secondStart-1);
   snprintf(temp, sizeof(temp), "(%d, %s)", 
   result = (char*) palloc(strlen(temp)+1);
   strcpy(result, temp);

On the first elog i get (null) and thats correct. After the allocation i get  
alignres_out. When i print out the variable secondString it is 5, but when i 
print out the length of the first it is set to 12, the length of 

Am i still doing something wrong? If so, how am i supposed to do it to get it 


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