On 12/06/2015 11:03 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
Chapman Flack <c...@anastigmatix.net> writes:
In PL/Java's function annotations, 'type' has been used for the
volatility category:
public static String hello() { return "Hello, world!"; }
It seems a bit infelicitous because you would probably sooner guess that
'type' was telling you something about the function's _data_ type
Yeah ...

But I've been trying think of something short, clear, preferably
monosyllabic, less geeky than 'v8y', and I don't have a winner yet.
Instead of thinking about "volatility", maybe something based on
"stability" or "constancy"?  I suppose "const" is too much of a conflict,
but "stable=IMMUTABLE" doesn't seem awful.


I would stick with "volatility". It makes for consistency - pg_proc has "provolatile" for example. I think it's a moderately well understood term in the Postgres world.



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