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double and numeric conversion

From: Theo Schlossnagle <jesus(at)omniti(dot)com>
To: PostgreSQL-development Development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Theo Schlossnagle <jesus(at)omniti(dot)com>
Subject: double and numeric conversion
Date: 2010-03-01 20:04:29
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Hello all,

I'm writing some extension and I have a hot code path that has a lot of double (C type) data and needs to output NUMERIC tuple data.  The current methods I can find in the code to convert sprintf the double to a buffer and then invoke the numeric_in function on them.  I've profile my stuff and I'm spending (wasting) all my time in that conversion.  Is there a more efficient method of converting a double into a postgres numeric value?

Best regards,


Theo Schlossnagle


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