Re: [HACKERS] [PATCH] Generic type subscripting

From: Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
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Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [PATCH] Generic type subscripting
Date: 2020-12-09 01:30:03
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On 2020-12-08 11:05:05 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> I've now studied this patch and it seems sane to me, although
> I wondered why you wrote "extern"s here:


> Other than that nit, please finish this up and push it so I can finish
> the generic-subscripting patch.


> > WRT the prototype, I think it may be worth removing most of the types
> > from llvmjit.h. Worth keeping the most common ones, but most aren't used
> > all the time so terseness doesn't matter that much, and
> > the llvm_pg_var_type() would suffice.
> Hm, that would mean redoing llvm_pg_var_type() often wouldn't it?
> I don't have a very good feeling for how expensive that is, so I'm
> not sure if this seems like a good idea or not.

It should be fairly cheap - it's basically one hashtable lookup.


Andres Freund

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