> >OK, I'll take another look. I'm still curious to know why pltcl 
> >doesn't need to call spi_free_plan. Maybe it does need to ...
> I have committed the patch and docs for this - it's an important feature 
> and I would like people banging on it.
> I'd like to review the API we provide to plperl, though - I don't like 
> it much. I think that should be an 8.2 TODO.


If you'd be interested in my opinion, I thought that probably it would be
beneficial to have two layers of access to SPI, first, the existing spi_xxx()
set, and second, fully object oriented, with 'SPI->new' or
'SPI->query->rows->data' or whatever else imagined. That would've been a good
design for an average Perl XS module, because XS layer would only introduced
direct mappings to C functions, and the accompanied perl code in .pm file would
implement object bells and whistles based on C API as seen from perl. That's a
bit bloatish, so I'd understand if you would want to completely rewrite the
Perl API, however, I'd propose to do that in two phases: first, introduce
object API that is implemented on well-known spi_xxx(), and then, if necessary,
get rid of the latter.

btw, would be me appropriate to move the discussion into [EMAIL PROTECTED]

        Dmitry Karasik

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