Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> writes:
> I propose that we reimplement sum(bigint) in a more efficient way: For
> the internal state, let's use an int8 and a numeric overflow field. The
> transition function adds to the int8 variable, and checks for overflow.
> On overflow, increment the numeric field by one. In the final function,
> multiply the numeric by 2^64, and add the residual int8 value.
It'd probably be sufficient to handle it as two int64 fields (handmade
128-bit arithmetic, or maybe even not so handmade if that ever gets
reasonably common among C compilers). You're assuming the final output
is still numeric, right?
regards, tom lane
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