Heikki Linnakangas <hlinnakan...@vmware.com> writes:
> On 08/25/2014 04:48 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> [ scratches head... ]  Surely similar_escape is marked immutable, and
>> will therefore be executed exactly once in either of these formulations,
>> because the planner will fold the expression to a constant.

> Yeah, just noticed that myself..

... although, given that, it is also fair to wonder how much the speed of
similar_escape really matters.  Surely in most use-cases the pattern and
escape char will be constants.  And, when they are not, wouldn't the
subsequent parsing work for the regexes dominate the cost of
similar_escape anyway?

IOW, I'm not sure we should be advising Jeff to duplicate code in
order to have a fast path.  Keeping it short might be the best goal.

                        regards, tom lane

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