On 01/11/2011 06:07 PM, David E. Wheeler wrote:
>> To maintain
>> compatibility with existing pl/perl code a new variable,
>> plperl.convert_array_arguments (better name?), is introduced. Its default
>> value is false, when set to true it triggers the new behavior, i.e.
> Have you considered instead passing an array-based object with is string overloading designed to return the pg array string format? That would make for nice, transparent compatibility without the need for a GUC.
> Not my idea, BTW, but suggested by Tim Bunce.
I think there's at least a danger of breaking legacy code doing that.
Say you have some code that does a ref test on the argument, for
example. The behavior would now be changed.
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