> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lane [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> Sent: 07 January 2003 15:01
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: Kristis Makris; Francisco Figueiredo Jr.; 
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [Npgsql-general] Get function OID and 
> function calling support 
> "Dave Page" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Sorry, don't know. Can anyone on pgsql-hackers tell us the 
> purpose of 
> > the FunctionCall message?
> It's used to invoke the "fast path" function call code 
> (src/backend/tcop/fastpath.c).  libpq's large-object routines 
> use this, but little else does AFAIK.  The current protocol 
> is sufficiently broken (see comments in fastpath.c) that I'd 
> not really encourage people to use it until we can fix it --- 
> hopefully that will happen in 7.4.

OK, Thanks.

> PS: what in the world is [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> ... is that a real mailing list, and if so why?  It sounds a 
> bit, um, duplicative.

[EMAIL PROTECTED] is the general discussion list for
the Npgsql project on Gborg. It's a .NET data provider for PostgreSQL
that works with .NET programs written in MS VC++, C# or VB.NET not to
mention Mono.

Not to be confused with pgsql-general :-)

Regards, Dave.

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