Andres Freund <> writes:
> On 2017-03-22 10:41:06 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> * execQual.c doesn't seem to have a unifying reason to exist anymore.
>> It certainly has little to do with evaluating typical qual expressions;
>> what's left in there seems to be mostly concerned with SRFs.  I feel
>> like it might be a good idea to rename it, but to what?  execExprUtils.c
>> perhaps?  Or maybe we should destroy it altogether, shoving the SRF
>> stuff into nodeFunctionscan.c and moving what little remains into
>> execUtils.c.

> Yea, I was wondering about that too.  What would we do with
> GetAttributeByName/Num?

I was thinking execUtils.c for those.

>> * I do not like the function name ExecInstantiateExpr().  Webster's
>> defines "instantiate" as "to represent (an abstraction) by a concrete
>> instance", which does not seem to me to have a lot to do with what this
>> function actually does.
>> ...

> Either of those work, but they don't strike me as perfect either, but I
> can't come up with something better (ExecReadyExprForExec()?).

Actually, ExecReadyExpr seems kind of nice for this (using "ready" in its
verb sense, "to prepare (someone or something) for an activity or

                        regards, tom lane

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