Time to drop old-style (V0) functions?

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Time to drop old-style (V0) functions?
Date: 2016-12-08 21:34:41
Message-ID: 20161208213441.k3mbno4twhg2qf7g@alap3.anarazel.de
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I'm wondering if it's not time for $subject:
- V0 causes confusion / weird crashes when PG_FUNCTION_INFO_V1 was
- They have us keep weird hacks around just for the sake of testing V0
- they actually cost performance, because we have to zero initialize Datums, even if
the corresponding isnull marker is set.
- they allow to call arbitrary functions pretty easily

I don't see any reason to keep them around. If seriously doubt anybody
is using them seriously in anything but error.


Andres Freund


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