> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hannu Krosing [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 8:42 PM
> To: Dann Corbit
> Cc: Tom Lane; Gregory Stark; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Selecting a constant question
> Ühel kenal päeval, E, 2007-06-11 kell 13:38, kirjutas Dann Corbit:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Tom Lane [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > > Sent: Monday, June 11, 2007 1:32 PM
> > > To: Dann Corbit
> > > Cc: Gregory Stark; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Selecting a constant question
> > > You should be treating typlen as signed not unsigned, and not assuming
> > a
> > > fixed width for any negative value.
> > >
> > > Since the width refers to the server internal representation, and not
> > to
> > > what comes down the wire, I find it pretty strange for an application
> > to
> > > be using typlen for anything at all actually.
> > Thanks for the response.
> > Since libpq function PQfsize returns -2 for all constant character
> > strings in SQL statements ... What is the proper procedure to determine
> > the length of a constant character column after query execution but
> > before fetching the first row of data?
> Why not just get the first row and determine the width from it before
> you actually use any of tha data ?
What if the second row is 1000x longer?
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