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ExecPrepareExprList and per-query context

From: Amit Langote <Langote_Amit_f8(at)lab(dot)ntt(dot)co(dot)jp>
To: Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: ExecPrepareExprList and per-query context
Date: 2017-04-07 10:05:53
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As of b8d7f053c5c, ExecPrepareExprList is (must be?) used instead of
ExecPrepareExpr when the caller wants to initialize expressions in a list,
for example, FormIndexDatum.  ExecPrepareExpr doesn't require the caller
to have switched to per-query context, because it itself will.  Same is
not however true for the new ExecPrepareExprList.  That means the List
node that it creates might be in a context that is not necessarily
per-query context, where it previously would be.  That breaks third-party
users of FormIndexDatum that rely on the list to have been created in
per-query context (pg_bulkload was broken by this).

Should ExecPrepareExprList also switch to estate->es_query_cxt?  Or maybe
ExecPrepareExpr could itself detect that passed-in node is a List and
create the list of ExprState nodes by itself.  I guess the reason to
separate list case is because ExecInitExpr() does not take Lists anymore.



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