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Re: plperl arginfo

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Tim Bunce <Tim(dot)Bunce(at)pobox(dot)com>
Subject: Re: plperl arginfo
Date: 2010-10-28 17:03:24
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On 10/28/2010 12:34 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> BTW, maybe we could have the best of both worlds?  Dunno about Perl,
> but in some languages it would be possible to instantiate the hash
> only if it's actually touched.  Passing the data as a hash definitely
> seems to fit with the spirit of things otherwise, so as long as it
> didn't cost cycles when not needed, I'd be in favor of that API.

Maybe, but I think that's getting rather beyond my perlguts-fu. I think 
we'd need to do that via PERL_MAGIC_tied, but it's new territory for me. 
Anyone else want to chime in?



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