Martijn van Oosterhout <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 11:26:01AM -0300, Rodrigo Sakai wrote:
>> But using version 1 calling convention it won't work! So, how can I pass the
>> 'a' and 'b' variables in complex_add(?, ?)?

> Use the DirectFunctionCalln functions in fmgr.

There are boatloads of examples in the existing datatype code, for
instance this function in geo_ops.c, which is just applying
close_sb() followed by dist_pb():

    LSEG        *lseg = PG_GETARG_LSEG_P(0);
    BOX         *box = PG_GETARG_BOX_P(1);
    Point       *tmp;
    Datum        result;

    tmp = DatumGetPointP(DirectFunctionCall2(close_sb,
    result = DirectFunctionCall2(dist_pb,


All that casting to and from Datum is a bit of a pain, but it's worth it
to have a uniform, portable function API.

I strongly suggest adding some appropriate cast macros for your own
datatype, like the ones being used here, instead of dealing directly
with low-level operations like PG_GETARG_POINTER.

                        regards, tom lane

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