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Re: Making oidvector and int2vector variable-length

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Making oidvector and int2vector variable-length
Date: 2005-03-27 19:42:39
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On Sun, Mar 27, 2005 at 12:44:41PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> I've been toying with the idea of converting the oidvector and
> int2vector datatypes from fixed-width arrays to variable-length;
> that is, stick a varlena length word on the front and store only
> pronargs or indnatts entries instead of a fixed number.

This mean that it would be possible to set FUNC_MAX_ARGS much higher
without performance loss, right?  That alone sounds like a big win to

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[(at)]dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>)
"Linux transformó mi computadora, de una `máquina para hacer cosas',
en un aparato realmente entretenido, sobre el cual cada día aprendo
algo nuevo" (Jaime Salinas)

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