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RE: [HACKERS] freefuncs.c is never called from anywhere!?

From: "Hiroshi Inoue" <Inoue(at)tpf(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: RE: [HACKERS] freefuncs.c is never called from anywhere!?
Date: 2000-01-30 06:05:13
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
> [mailto:owner-pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org]On Behalf Of Tom Lane
> I was rather bemused to discover just now that the node-freeing
> functions in nodes/freefuncs.c are never called from anywhere;
> in fact, the module hasn't got a single exported entry point!
> (I expect that freeObject() is supposed to be an external entry
> point; perhaps it got demoted to a static during one of Bruce's
> periodic get-rid-of-unreferenced-global-symbols passes.)
> So much for all that tedious labor to maintain the freeXXX functions
> every time we update a node type ;-)

As far as I see,freeObject() has a fundamental problem.
Probably it couldn't free multiple references safely.


Hiroshi Inoue

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