On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 02:00:30PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> I had an idea about how to make this cleaner and faster at
> the same time.  Make all snapshots be real pointers to
> SnapshotData structures (except InvalidSnapshot, which remains
> an alias for NULL).  Add a struct field that is a pointer to
> the satifies function for the snapshot type.  Then
> HeapTupleSatisfiesVisibility reduces to something like
>       ((*(snapshot)->satisfies) ((tuple)->t_data, snapshot, buffer))
> which ought to be faster than it is now.  We could also add
> an "mvcc" bool field to simplify IsMVCCSnapshot() --- or just
> make it test the contents of the satisfies-function field.

Sounds like a winner. Essentially snapshots becomes objects that have
methods you can use to interact with them. Make a new shapshot type,
most of the code doesn't need to care.

So yep, good idea.

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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