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Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Unify some tar functionality across different parts

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, pgsql-committers <pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Unify some tar functionality across different parts
Date: 2013-01-02 20:29:24
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On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
>> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 5:36 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>> Why are these very tar-specific functions being declared in such a
>>> globally visible spot as port.h?  That seems like a bad idea on its
>>> face.  IMO stuff in port.h ought to be about as globally applicable
>>> as, say, malloc().
>> It's where we put most of the things from src/port in.
> Might be time to revisit that, or perhaps better reconsider what we're
> putting in src/port/.  The idea that anything that we want in both
> frontend and backend is a porting issue seems a bit busted in itself.

Yeah, true - but there's certainly other parts that think the same, so
that's a separate issue.

>> I take it you suggest moving it to a special say include/pgtar.h file?
> Works for me.

Applied. Should hopefully work once Alvaro gets the buildfarm back to green.

 Magnus Hagander

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