> I'd like to get some information on VARCHAR types with ecpg. If I
> declare a VARCHAR without any size information I get a compilation error
> from my gcc 3.4.4:
> Now I suppose this negative declaration should have initialized an empty
> array and the generated sql code then allocates the space as needed?
This is definitely a bug. The negative value is used internaly but
should not make it into the generated code.
> If I declared the VARCHAR with a size everything works fine. However I'd
> like to know if the characters in the array contain a trailing 0 or if I
> have to set this explicitely?
No, they don't unless you set it to 0.
> And then I'd like to know which is the preferred way to retrieve "text"
> columns which contain arbitrary length texts with ecpg?
Just use "char *ptr=NULL;" libecpg will then allocate the needed memory
for you. You just have to free it later.
But then, this should also work with varchar. :-)
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