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Re: Proposal: new function array_init

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Decibel! <decibel(at)decibel(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Proposal: new function array_init
Date: 2008-06-04 14:56:44
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"Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I put fill value on end, because it is like default value:

> array_set(array[2,2]);
> array_set(array[2,2], 0);

Huh?  That's completely nonsensical ... where will you determine the
type of the array, if you don't have a sample element?

The fact that the fill value is determining the array type is why
it seems important enough to put first.

			regards, tom lane

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