Mark Dilger <hornschnor...@gmail.com> writes:
> there are several places in the code where variables defined as
> (char *) or as (const char *) are passed to the NameGetDatum()
> macro. I believe it would be better form to use CStringGetDatum()
> in these locations. I am aware that these two macros are internally
> the same.
Hm, I agree, this feels wrong. I suppose you could argue that the
called functions are expecting Name pointers not CString pointers,
but that type cheat is happening anyway. It would be better form
to explicitly pass a CString datum if that's what we're passing.
I'm tempted to propose that we redefine NameGetDatum as
#define NameGetDatum(X) CStringGetDatum(NameStr(*(X)))
which should do the same thing at runtime, but would result in a
compile error if what's passed isn't declared as Name (or NameData*).
This would be asymmetrical with the way DatumGetName looks, though.
regards, tom lane
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