On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 2:34 AM, Michael Paquier
<michael.paqu...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 12:49 AM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:42 PM, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Problems 2-4 actually have to do with a DestReceiver of type
>>> DestRemote really, really wanting to have an associated Portal and
>>> database connection, so one approach is to create a stripped-down
>>> DestReceiver that doesn't care about those things and then passing
>>> that to GetPGVariable.
>> I tried that and it worked out pretty well, so I'm inclined to go with
>> this approach.  Proposed patches attached.  0001 adds the new
>> DestReceiver type, and 0002 is a revised patch to implement the SHOW
>> command itself.
>> Thoughts, comments?
> This looks like a sensible approach to me. DestRemoteSimple could be
> useful for background workers that are not connected to a database as
> well. Isn't there a problem with PGC_REAL parameters?

No, because the output of SHOW is always of type text, regardless of
the type of the GUC.

Robert Haas
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