Re: Time to drop old-style (V0) functions?

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to drop old-style (V0) functions?
Date: 2016-12-08 21:57:53
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Andres, all,

* Andres Freund (andres(at)anarazel(dot)de) wrote:
> I'm wondering if it's not time for $subject:
> - V0 causes confusion / weird crashes when PG_FUNCTION_INFO_V1 was
> forgotten
> - 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.




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