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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to > litigate.
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