Re: patch: function xmltable

From: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de>, Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: patch: function xmltable
Date: 2017-01-30 19:22:04
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2017-01-25 15:07 GMT+01:00 Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>:

> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Andres Freund <andres(at)anarazel(dot)de> writes:
> > > On 2017-01-24 21:32:56 -0300, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > >> XMLTABLE is specified by the standard to return multiple rows ... but
> > >> then as far as my reading goes, it is only supposed to be supported in
> > >> the range table (FROM clause) not in the target list. I wonder if
> > >> this would end up better if we only tried to support it in RT. I
> asked
> > >> Pavel to implement it like that a few weeks ago, but ...
> >
> > > Right - it makes sense in the FROM list - but then it should be an
> > > executor node, instead of some expression thingy.
> >
> > +1 --- we're out of the business of having simple expressions that
> > return rowsets.
> Well, that's it. I'm not committing this patch against two other
> committers' opinion, plus I was already on the fence about the
> implementation anyway. I think you should just go with the flow and
> implement this by creating nodeTableexprscan.c. It's not even
> difficult.

I am sending new version - it is based on own executor scan node and

Some now obsolete regress tests removed, some new added.

The executor code (memory context usage) should be cleaned little bit - but
other code should be good.



> --
> Álvaro Herrera
> PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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