"Tom Lane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Gregory Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> (It might be interesting to make textin produce a packed result when
> possible, just to see what breaks; but I would be afraid to try to do
> that for production...)
>> This all brings up the question of what other files should be considered for
>> fixing.
> I'm very much against such a wholesale edit as you seem to have in mind
> here.  We already had some destabilization from the limited patch that
> went in; now when we're trying to get to beta is not the time for more.
> Maybe at the beginning of 8.4 devel cycle would be a reasonable time
> to consider touching a lot of files.

Well I did expect that sort of concern if I went ahead and did all of them, or
nearly all of them. That's why I'm asking if any of the list seem like they
might be important enough to do now.

For 8.4 I'm starting to think it would make sense to make the distinction
between a "real" varlena and a possibly-unaligned pointer so text* wouldn't be
an ambiguous type which might not be what it appears to be.

  Gregory Stark
  EnterpriseDB          http://www.enterprisedb.com

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