Stephen Frost <> writes:
> * Tom Lane ( wrote:
>> I have a vague feeling that the code for dumping casts and/or transforms
>> may have some assumptions that the underlying function is also being
>> dumped.  Although maybe the assumption was really only what's fixed here,
>> ie that there be a DumpableObject for the function.  Anyway, take a close
>> look for that.

> I'll look around and see, though my hunch is that, at some point, we
> were just pulling all functions and then an optimization was added to
> exclude pg_catalog and no one noticed that it broke casts using built-in
> functions.

Nah, that's historical revisionism --- the exclusion for system functions
is very ancient.  It certainly predates transforms altogether, and
probably predates the cast-dumping code in anything like its current form.
I think the expectation was that casts using built-in functions were
also built-in and so needn't be dumped.  There may be a comment about it
somewhere, which would need to be revised now.

(Actually, the most likely way in which this would break things is if
it started causing built-in casts to get dumped ... have you checked?)

                        regards, tom lane

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