Tom Lane wrote:
> I got interested enough in the psql-with-flex problem to go off and
> solve it. Attached is a working patch, which I'm now debating whether
> to apply. Comments solicited...
> The patch removes about 200 lines of very spaghetti-ish code in
> mainloop.c. However, it adds an 875-line flex source file, which
> might be thought a bad tradeoff :-(. One bright spot is that about
> half of that total is a direct copy of the main backend lexer, so
> it's not really as much new, separately maintainable code as all that.
> Also, Andrew Dunstan's patch for supporting dollar-quoting would add
> about 100 lines to mainloop.c, versus only a dozen or so lines in the
> flex implementation. Once that's taken into account I don't think there
> is a lot of difference in effective SLOC to maintain. I'm also of the
> opinion that the new C code in psqlscan.l is much more straightforward
> than the code removed from mainloop.c, though having just written it,
> I'm no doubt pretty biased.
> Bruce was asking about speed. On normal-size queries I cannot measure
> any difference at all. For testing purposes I made up a file containing
> a single 750K query (just a "SELECT big-honking-string-constant", with
> the string literal broken into lines of 75 bytes). The client-side
> (psql) CPU time to run this file looks about like this on my machine:
> UNICODE SJIS
> CVS tip 1.57 1.82
> flex implementation 0.93 2.33
Looks good. I withdraw my performance concerns. Thanks for testing.
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