On Feb 22, 2018, at 9:31 PM, Michael Paquier <mich...@paquier.xyz> wrote:
> PG_GETARG_NUMERIC(), no?
That function returns an object of datatype “Numeric” which still requires some
(not immediately obvious) conversation to a double (or whatever primitive C
> When working on implementing your own data
> types or when hacking out functions which manipulate arguments of an
> existing datatype, looking at the input and output functions help a
> lot. In your case, numeric_in and numeric_out in
> src/backend/utils/adt/numeric.c is full of hints.
I spent an hour diving into the code out of curiosity. I found useful functions
double numeric_to_double_no_overflow(Numeric n)
They’re available from the PostgreSQL main source code, but not exposed in the
public headers. (Maybe I was missing something.) There was enough there where I
could see a way to copy/paste or otherwise link to those methods, but as Tom
pointed out, implicit coercion handles what I need so I’ll stick with that.