On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 09:44:03AM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >> Could the "new style" macros be back-ported to previous releases in case
> >> we do this?
> > Yes, Tom and I talked about this.  It could appear in the next minor
> > release of all branches.
> I don't really see the point of that.  Third-party authors who want
> their code to be backwards-compatible would do something like
> #define SET_VARLENA_LEN(var,len)  (VARATT_SIZEP(var) = (len))
> #endif
> While we could provide this same macro in later updates of the current
> release branches, those authors are still going to want to include the
> above in their code so as to be able to compile against existing
> releases.  Therefore there's not really much point in us doing it too.

It'd be a help to those who wouldn't be building against releases with
known security issues in them for one ;-)

Sure, it's not important or a dealbreaker or so, but it would be


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