Wednesday, September 17, 2008

[BUGS] BUG #4421: convert_to() should be immutable

The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference: 4421
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PostgreSQL version: 8.3.3
Operating system: Linux
Description: convert_to() should be immutable

The function convert_to(string text, dest_encoding name) is not allowed to
be used in a index expression, because it is not marked as "IMMUTABLE".
According to the documentation, a function is immutable if it does not
modify the database, and for the same arguments, it returns always the same
results. I think that all of these conditions can be applied to the
convert_to()-function, therefore it should be marked as "IMMUTABLE".

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