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Examples for writing own c functions in postgres

Hello all,
I was trying to write a simple function in c and include in postgres
But am not able to do so

I created a function with
CREATE FUNCTION "lower1"(text) RETURNS text AS
'/usr/local/src/ram/mydbilib.so' LANGUAGE 'C'

I looked at the src for a simple function
in $POSTGRES_SRC/src/backend/utils/adt/oracle_compat.c
Copied lower as lower1 function from the postgres src into a c file
and compiled
gcc -O0 -g3 -Wall -I /usr/local/src/postgresql-7.2.1/src/include -c
gcc -O0 -g3 -Wall -I /usr/local/src/postgresql-7.2.1/src/include
-shared -o mydbilib.so mydbilib.o -lc

This got compiled without problems but when I run the function
select lower1('ABC') ;

I get all junk chars

but select lower('ABC'); works fine

Can Anyone tell me how to compile correctly or give me other examples
of how this is done

I am using redhat linux 7.2 and postgres 7.2.1

ram 'at' netcore.co.in
Nov 11 '05 #1
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