Andrew Dunstan <andrew.duns...@2ndquadrant.com> writes: > On 02/25/2017 01:14 PM, Tom Lane wrote: >> Now, we could try to fix this bug, and add the regression test coverage >> that the code clearly lacks, and upgrade the documentation about it from >> its currently very sad state. But I think the right answer is just to >> remove the feature altogether. It's evidently not being used, and it's >> kind of insecure by design, and it would not be that hard for someone >> to provide equivalent functionality entirely in userland if they really >> wanted it.
> In PLv8 we added a parameter plv8.start_proc that names a parameterless > function that's executed when plv8 is first called in each session. It > can be used quite easily to implement something like a modules > infrastructure - in fact I have used it to good effect for exactly that. > Maybe something similar for pltcl would be a good thing. Yeah, the only part that's even a bit hard to replicate in userland is initializing the autoloading mechanism in each session. It would be cleaner to provide a feature similar to what you describe that could be used for that purpose as well as others. However, where does the "parameterless function" come from? Is it a regular PLv8 (or for this purpose PL/Tcl) function expected to be present in pg_proc? regards, tom lane -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers