Run Time Access (RTA) is a library that displays your program's internal structures and arrays as database tables. RTA uses a subset of the PostgreSQL protocol and is compatible with the PostgreSQL bindings for C and PHP, as well as for the PostgreSQL command-line tool, psql. This appendix contains the definitions, data structures, and function prototypes for the RTA package.

The contents of this appendix that are taken from the RTA include excerpts from the file rta.h. We use the exact text of rta.h wherever possible. A less technical description of the material in this appendix is given in Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.

This appendix covers:

  • Overview of RTA

  • RTA constants

  • Data structures

  • API subroutines

  • SELECT and UPDATE syntax

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