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Re: Datum should be defined outside postgres.h

From: Michael Meskes <meskes(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Zdenek Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Datum should be defined outside postgres.h
Date: 2007-10-27 14:31:27
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On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 11:31:15AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> > The problem is that ecpg shares parser.c source code and this code 
> > includes postgres.h.
> ecpg cannot do that.  It would fail if parser.c happened to use anything
> that won't compile in frontend, eg elog() or palloc().  It's mere luck
> that it's worked for him so far.

No, actually it's the first step at making ecpg use all the backend
files instead. I would prefer to get away from all those manual syncing.

> Considering that ecpg has its own copy of all of gram.y and scan.l,
> sharing parser.c isn't much of a savings anyway.

For the time being, no, you're right. 

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