On Thu, Sep 07, 2006 at 11:57:26AM +0100, Gregory Stark wrote:
> Just brain storming here. But what happens if we make Datum 2*sizeof(pointer)
> and stored the typmod and/or attlen in it?

The fundamental property of a Datum is that you can pass it by value to
a C function. This generally means it has to fit in a register. On the
whole, the CPU register size is the same as the pointer size, so
2*sizeof(pointer) is unlikely to fit...

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to 
> litigate.

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