Magnus Hagander wrote:
> I'm looking over the VC build trying to eliminate what warnings are
> left. One thing that appears in a couple of places is stuff like:
> .\src\bin\psql\print.c(2014): warning C4090: 'function' : different
> 'const' qualifiers
> This happens in psql when we do free() on a variable that's "const
> char **". The same thing happens in oracle_compat.c in the backend
> with pfree().

The code in question is:

        const char **headers;



> Is this a warning we should care about and remove (or change?) the
> const qualifyer? Or should I just ignore it?

My free() takes a pointer to void, which should be able to point to any 
type of data, and certainly pointer to pointer to const char fits that 
description.  So I think the compiler is overly zealous.

Actually writing into the supposedly constant data pointed to by 
a "const type *" pointer would be a potential bug, but GCC catches 
that, so we can be reasonably assured that this is OK in the current 

Peter Eisentraut

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