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@@ -23684,6 +23684,14 @@ extension creates a strnum value, the result is a string flagged as user
input. Subsequent parsing by 'gawk' then determines whether it looks
like a number and should be treated as a strnum, or as a regular string.
+ This is useful in cases where an extension function would like to do
+something comparable to the 'split()' function which sets the user input
+attribute on the array elements it creates. For example, an extension
+that implements CSV splitting would want to use this feature. This is
+also useful for a function that retrieves a data item from a database.
+The PostgreSQL 'PQgetvalue()' function, for example, returns a string
+that may be numeric or textual depending on the contents.
Typed regexp values (*note Strong Regexp Constants::) are not of much
use to extension functions. Extension functions can tell that they've
received them, and create them for scalar values. Otherwise, they can
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