On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 8:04 PM, David Rowley
<david.row...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> On 16 March 2016 at 12:58, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 6:55 PM, David Rowley
>> <david.row...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
>>> On 16 March 2016 at 11:00, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I don't see why we would need to leave aggpartial out of the equals()
>>>> check.  I must be missing something.
>>> See fix_combine_agg_expr_mutator()
>>> This piece of code:
>>> /*
>>> * Aggrefs for partial aggregates are wrapped up in a PartialAggref,
>>> * we need to look into the PartialAggref to find the Aggref within.
>>> */
>>> foreach(lc, context->subplan_itlist->tlist)
>>> {
>>> PartialAggref *paggref;
>>> tle = (TargetEntry *) lfirst(lc);
>>> paggref = (PartialAggref *) tle->expr;
>>> if (IsA(paggref, PartialAggref) &&
>>> equal(paggref->aggref, aggref))
>>> break;
>>> }
>>> if equals() compared the aggpartial then this code would fail to find
>>> the Aggref in the subnode due to the aggpartial field being true on
>>> one and false on the other Aggref.
>> ...and why would one be true and the other false?
> One would be the combine aggregate (having aggpartial = false), and
> the one in the subnode would be the partial aggregate (having
> aggpartial = true)
> Notice in create_grouping_paths() I build a partial aggregate version
> of the PathTarget named partial_group_target, this one goes into the
> partial agg node, and Gather node. In this case the aggpartial will be
> set differently for the Aggrefs in each of the two PathTargets, so it
> would not be possible in setrefs.c to find the correct target list
> entry in the subnode by using equal(). It'll just end up triggering
> the elog(ERROR, "Aggref not found in subplan target list"); error.

OK, I get it now.  I still don't like it very much.  There's no
ironclad requirement that we use equal() here as opposed to some
bespoke comparison function with the exact semantics we need, and ISTM
that getting rid of PartialAggref would shrink this patch down quite a

Robert Haas
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