Andres Freund <> writes:
> On 2014-05-17 19:15:15 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> ... It appears to me that
>> the compiler is within its rights to refuse a nonconstant expression
>> for an inner initializer according to C89, though I don't see any such
>> restriction in C99.

> Yea, I've complained about it in

Ah.  I'd sort of ignored that patch because it didn't seem too relevant
to the issues we were discussing at the time.

> That piece code is also confused about using static vs. const. For a lot
> longer though...

Well, "static" is also a good thing here because it eliminates the need
for runtime initialization of a function-local array variable.  But yeah,
the code is way under-const-ified as well.

> I'd just duplicated the ddl structs. Seemed to be the least ugly thing I
> could come up with. For from pretty tho.

It works, anyway.  If I don't think of something better, I'll do a bit
more polishing and commit that tomorrow.

                        regards, tom lane

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