Andres Freund <> writes:
> On 2012-12-17 12:47:41 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> But, if the day ever comes when 64 bits doesn't seem like enough, I bet
>> we'd move to 128-bit integers, which will surely be available on all
>> platforms by then.  So +1 for using plain comparisons --- in fact, I'd
>> vote for running around and ripping out the macros altogether.  I had
>> already been thinking of fixing the places that are still using memset
>> to initialize XLRecPtrs to "invalid".

> I thought about that and had guessed you would be against it because it
> would cause useless diversion of the branches? Otherwise I am all for
> it.

That's the only argument I can see against doing it --- but Heikki's
patch was already pretty invasive in the same areas this would touch,
so I'm thinking this won't make back-patching much worse.  The
notational simplification seems worth it.

                        regards, tom lane

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