Andres Freund <> writes:
> One large user of unnecessary non-constant static variables is
> numeric.c.  More out of curiosity - numeric is slow enough in itself to
> make inlining not a huge win - I converted it to use consts.


> It's a bit ugly that some consts have to be casted away in the constant
> definitions, but aside from just inlining the values, I don't quite see
> a better solution?

No, I don't either.  I'm not sure that writing the constant inline would
produce the desired results - the compiler might well decide that it had
to be in read-write storage.

                        regards, tom lane

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