On Mon, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:19:14PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> By my count there are only 170 uses of VARATT_SIZEP in the entire
> backend (including contrib) so this is not an especially daunting
> change.  It would break existing user-written functions that return
> varlena values, but the fix wouldn't be painful for them either.

Could the "new style" macros be back-ported to previous releases in case
we do this? That way module maintainers wouldn't need to maintain
two different sets of code for it - they could use the new style and
just compile it against an older version of pg?


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