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Re: IMMUTABLE STABLE functions, daily updates

From: Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>
To: Sorin Dudui <sd(at)wigeogis(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: IMMUTABLE STABLE functions, daily updates
Date: 2011-11-10 13:25:01
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On 10 November 2011 13:05, Sorin Dudui <sd(at)wigeogis(dot)com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some functions that select data from tables which are daily or
> monthly updated.  My functions are marked as STABLE. I am wondering if they
> perform better if I mark they as IMMUTABLE?

No.  IMMUTABLE is only appropriate when there is no access to table
data from within the function.  An example of IMMUTABLE functions
would be  mathematical operations, where only the inputs and/or
function constants are used to produce a result.

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