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Re: binary array and record recv

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Andrew Chernow <ac(at)esilo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: binary array and record recv
Date: 2007-12-18 16:30:22
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Andrew Chernow <ac(at)esilo(dot)com> writes:
> When dealing with binary, the Oid the client sends may match what the 
> server thinks but the data is wrong (client sent binary formatted data 
> of the wrong type).  Thus, the only real check we saw was on the data 
> length (which is rolling the dice).

Yes, the available checks to detect client-vs-server datatype mismatch
are very weak, but that hardly comes across as a good argument for
removing one of the ones we have.

> How is the client supposed to send back composite types without having a 
> meaningful way to get the Oids from the server?

On what grounds do you claim that it can't get the type Oids from the

			regards, tom lane

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