Michael Paquier <michael.paqu...@gmail.com> writes: > And with an actual patch things are better.
Working through this patch, it suddenly strikes me that we are going about fixing the callers of simple_prompt the wrong way. The existing definition with returning a malloc'd string creates a hazard of malloc failure, and it *also* creates a hazard of not remembering to free the result. Moreover, there are almost no callers that want a max result longer than ~100 bytes. Seems like it would be a whole lot easier all around to make the caller supply the buffer, ie typical call would be roughly char buf; simple_prompt("Password: ", buf, sizeof(buf), false); Callers that want to deal with a malloc'd buffer (all one of them, looks like) can do it themselves, for basically only one more line than is needed now. regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers