Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Jeremy Drake wrote:
>> # My experience with the array code leads me to believe that building
>> up an array is an expensive proposition.  I know I could code it
>> smarter so that the array is only constructed in the end.

> You can make any code arbitrarily fast if it doesn't have to give the 
> right answer.

Even more to the point, it's folly to suppose that the overhead of
processing a SETOF result is less than that of array construction.

I tend to agree with Peter's concern that returning a set is going to
make it hard to track which result is which.

                        regards, tom lane

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