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Re: allowing multiple PQclear() calls

From: Marko Kreen <markokr(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at>
Cc: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Josh Kupershmidt <schmiddy(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: allowing multiple PQclear() calls
Date: 2013-01-02 15:27:15
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On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at> wrote:
> 2012-12-11 16:09 keltezéssel, Simon Riggs írta:
>> On 11 December 2012 12:18, Boszormenyi Zoltan <zb(at)cybertec(dot)at> wrote:
>>>>> Such mechanism already exist - you just need to set
>>>>> your PGresult pointer to NULL after each PQclear().
>>>> So why doesn't PQclear() do that?
>>> Because then PQclear() would need a ** not a *. Do you want its
>>> interface changed for 9.3 and break compatibility with previous versions?
>> No, but we should introduce a new public API call that is safer,
>> otherwise we get people continually re-inventing new private APIs that
>> Do the Right Thing, as the two other respondents have shown.
> How about these macros?

* Use do { } while (0) around the macros to get proper statement behaviour.
* The if() is not needed, both PQclear and PQfinish do it internally.
* Docs

Should the names show somehow that they are macros?
Or is it enough that it's mentioned in documentation?


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