Re: FW: Can't find postgres.h or fmgr.h

From: "Mark Miller" <mark(at)maxpreps(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: FW: Can't find postgres.h or fmgr.h
Date: 2005-04-21 17:54:42
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We use GUIDs (UUID) and converting them to a CHAR(36) isn't going to be a
good idea. I've seen at least 2 UUID projects on Gborg and I'd like to see
if I can get them to compile for Windows or if I can just write a wrapper
for the Windows GUID functions.


-----Original Message-----
From: John A Meinel [mailto:john(at)arbash-meinel(dot)com]
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 10:20 AM
To: mark(at)maxpreps(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: FW: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Can't find postgres.h or fmgr.h

Mark Miller wrote:

>I found a thread here
>which indicates that the headers aren't even installed in the windows
>How can I install the headers so I can use them. I'm not finding anything
>the docs.
>By the way, I am on WinXP using Microsoft Visual C++. We are a microsoft
>shop and I am researching migrating from Sql Server to postgresSql, but I
>need to add some functionality to support features we need in order for the
>migration to work.
Well, you need to get the source distribution. One key point to make
sure that your environment is corret to develop backend functions is
that you are able to compile the postgres source.

I believe Visual C++ is not supported for compiling back-end programs.
Clients, etc are fine, but the backend is only supported on MinGW.

What is the specific functionality that you need that cannot be done in
a regular function? In say plpgsql, or pl/perl or pl/python?
Those are probably easier to maintain in the long run.


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