Peter Eisentraut <> writes:
> Here is a patch that adds const decorations to many char * arguments in
> functions.  It should have no impact otherwise; there are very few code
> changes caused by it.

+1 in general ...

> Some functions have a strtol()-like behavior
> where they take in a const char * and return a pointer into that as
> another argument.  In those cases, I added a cast or two.

... but I'm not sure that it's an improvement in cases where you have to
cast away the const somewhere else.  I realize that strtol has an ancient
pedigree, but I do not think it's very good design.

                        regards, tom lane

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