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Re: Path separator

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Path separator
Date: 2010-02-26 04:18:51
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I assume we never came to any conclusion on this.


Magnus Hagander wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> >>> Answering myself here: the filesize for the "frontend only" part is
> >>> about 2k on this system.
> > 
> >> Long meeting, time for coding.. :-) Here's a rough patch. Is this about
> >> what you had in mind?
> > 
> > Hm, this seems to make the namespace pollution problem worse not better,
> > because of de-staticizing so many functions.  I guess we could stick pg_
> > prefixes on all of them.  That's a bit ugly; anybody have a better idea?
> Not really.
> > It might be that it'd be better to push a couple more of the simple
> > path-munging functions (like join_path_components) over into the new
> > file, so as to have a more logical division of responsibilities.
> > In my mind the two key areas here are "path syntax knowledge" and
> > "extracting absolute paths from environmental information".  The second
> > part seems to be the one that doesn't belong on the frontend side.
> What would be the gain there? To be able to re-static-ify for example
> skip_drive? Or just a nicer division?
> We should probably also consider moving get_home_path() over to the
> frontend one, and get rid of the copy that's in fe-connect.c.
> //Magnus
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