On Tue, 2006-08-15 at 18:42 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> I wrote:
> > It'd definitely be nicer that way, but given the current limitations of
> > bootstrap mode I see no non-kluge way to make a built-in function have
> > OUT parameters.  (Hint: array_in doesn't work in bootstrap mode.)
> Actually, that turns out not to be so hard to fix as I thought.
> array_in only needs to work for the array types used in the core system
> tables, and bootstrap.c already has a hard-wired table of that info ...
> we only have to make it available to array_in.   Which I just did.

Cool; I'd noticed that this would have been the first such function.

> So let's fix pg_xlogfile_name_offset() to have two OUT parameters
> instead of returning a smushed-together string.

I'll do this, but I'm conscious that this is a cosmetic change.

I'm going on vacation very soon now, so test reports of the major
functionality would be greatly appreciated.

  Simon Riggs             
  EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com

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