On 27 September 2016 at 14:13, Srinivas Karthik V
> Dear PostgresSQL Hackers,
> I am working in optimizer module of postgreSQL 9.4.1.
Why would you target a severely obsolete patch release?
> Also I would like to know for what targetlist stands for.
Can't really comment on the rest, but the targetlist is what gets
projected. It is the query or subquery output. It also contains a
bunch of internal-use values that get discarded and are not returned
to the user; these are labeled "resjunk".
SELECT a, b, f(b,c) / 100, 'x'
the targetlist is 4 entries. Two simple column references to "a" and
"b". An expression for f(b,c)/100 containing the column-references for
"b" and "c" and various surrounding expression nodes. Finally a
literal entry for 'x'.
You'll find turning on the various debug print options for parsetrees,
rewriter output and plan trees helpful in understanding what's going
Craig Ringer http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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