Thomas Munro wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 4:36 AM, Andres Freund <> wrote:
> > On 2016-04-22 20:39:27 +1200, Thomas Munro wrote:
> >> While doing that I discovered that unpatched master doesn't actually
> >> build on recent NetBSD systems because our static function strtoi
> >> clashes with a non-standard libc function of the same name[1] declared
> >> in inttypes.h.  Maybe we should rename it, like in the attached?
> >
> > Yuck. That's a new function they introduced? That code hasn't changed in
> > a while....
> Yes, according to the man page it appeared in NetBSD 7.0.  That was
> released in September 2015, and our buildfarm has only NetBSD 5.x
> systems.  I see that the maintainers of the NetBSD pg package deal
> with this with a preprocessor kludge:
> What is the policy for that kind of thing -- do nothing until someone
> cares enough about the platform to supply a buildfarm animal?

Well, if the platform is truly alive, we would have gotten complaints
already.  Since we haven't, maybe nobody cares, so why should we?  I
would rename our function nonetheless FWIW; the name seems far too
generic to me.  pg_strtoi?

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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