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Re: recursive SQL functions

From: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: recursive SQL functions
Date: 2001-12-17 21:05:15
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Tom Lane wrote:

> Aside from the forward-reference problem, which seems easy enough to
> solve, I think there may be some performance issues that'd have to be
> dealt with (memory leaks and so forth).

OK, that's reasonable.  If potential memory leaks are only for the 
duration of a transaction I'm not worried (in regard to the one 
recursive function we're using) as it's cachable and our trees not very 

I have found one bug that crashed the backend if a recursive function's 
called.  Are you interested in it, since folks can now define them 
semi-officially (if a bit unconventially) via CREATE AND REPLACE?

Don Baccus
Portland, OR,,

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