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BUG #4421: convert_to() should be immutable

From: "" <andipeer(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #4421: convert_to() should be immutable
Date: 2008-09-17 14:52:12
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      4421
Logged by:          
Email address:      andipeer(at)gmx(dot)net
PostgreSQL version: 8.3.3
Operating system:   Linux
Description:        convert_to() should be immutable

The function convert_to(string text, dest_encoding name) is not allowed to
be used in a index expression, because it is not marked as "IMMUTABLE".
According to the documentation, a function is immutable if it does not
modify the database, and for the same arguments, it returns always the same
results. I think that all of these conditions can be applied to the
convert_to()-function, therefore it should be marked as "IMMUTABLE".


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