On 2014-08-19 19:11:46 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> writes:
> > On 2014-08-20 00:58:22 +0300, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> >> I don't much like adding a separate function for every SSL implementation,
> >> but you've got a point that it would be nice to make it difficult to call
> >> PQgetSSLstruct() and just assume that the returned struct is e.g an OpenSSL
> >> struct, while it's actually something else. Perhaps:
> > A good reason to not have functions with the respective functions is
> > that it requires either including the relevant headers or adding forward
> > declarations of the libraries type.
> It requires no such thing.  What we do for PQgetssl() is declare it as
> returning "void *", and we could easily do the same for other libraries.

Well, the reason the library specific variant has been called superiour
upthread is the potential for type safety...


Andres Freund

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