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Re: common fe/be library (was Re: [PATCH] binary heap implementation)

From: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Abhijit Menon-Sen <ams(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: common fe/be library (was Re: [PATCH] binary heap implementation)
Date: 2013-01-14 15:16:31
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On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 4:55 AM, Abhijit Menon-Sen <ams(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> At 2012-11-15 12:08:12 -0500, robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com wrote:
>> Still, maybe we could have a src/framework directory that uses the
>> same trick to produce a libpgframework that frontend code can use,
>> and a lib pgframework_srv that can be linked into the backend.
>> That's might not actually be that much work; we'd just need to
>> clone all the existing src/port logic.
> Does anyone have further comments about Robert's idea above? Or
> alternative suggestions about how to structure a library of routines
> that can be used in either the backend or in client code (like the
> binary heap implementation)?

A couple observations:
*) Not sure about the name: something like "libcommon"?

*) This is useful and potentially good for many things.  For example,
maybe type manipulation code could be pushed into the common library
at some point.


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