Re: C function linkage and testing

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Gold <agold(at)cbamedia(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: C function linkage and testing
Date: 2004-06-04 16:57:37
Message-ID: 3901.1086368257@sss.pgh.pa.us
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Andrew Gold <agold(at)cbamedia(dot)com> writes:
> I'm writing a number of C SQL-extension functions and it occurred to me
> that I might need to debug these things as some point. If I want to
> create my own main () function to exercise my extensions, what Postgres
> libraries do I need to link against?

There are no libraries for backend internal functions, and I doubt that
it would make any sense to provide such. (By the time you got done
duplicating the behavior of palloc and elog, you'd have a mini-backend
anyway --- you'd certainly not have a "library" that could be plugged
into any random main program.)

Usually people who want to debug such stuff just attach to a running
backend with a debugger, and debug the code in the live environment.

regards, tom lane

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