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Re: Object serialization and postgres tables,

From: Dave Cramer <pg(at)fastcrypt(dot)com>
To: Kash <bikevalets(at)sfbike(dot)org>
Cc: "pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Object serialization and postgres tables,
Date: 2004-02-14 21:32:20
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We dropped it because nobody was using it. And it added complexity to
the driver.

Dave
On Sat, 2004-02-14 at 11:43, Kash wrote:
> I've been asked to store some java objects in a postgresql database so that 
> the individual fields are accessible. After a little poking around I found 
> mentions of org.postgreql.util.Serialize in the postgres JDBC extensions.
> 
> I tried to use the create() method to generate tables matching the object I 
> wanted to store, but no luck. More research turned up mentions that the 
> code did not work as advertised and other comments that it would be deleted 
> in future releases.
> 
> Sure enough, running jar on the files available at 
> http://jdbc.postgresql.org shows that in releases above 7.3 , 
> org/postgresql/util/Serialize.class is missing.
> 
> Tantalizingly, in the postgresql 7.4 release notes under JDBC there is an 
> entry 'serialize addition', and in a CVS log 'Removed deprecated Serialize 
> functionality'.
> 
> I can find no explanation of whether or how the functionality has been 
> replaced. Mapping objects to tables seems so broadly useful that I can't 
> imagine it's just been dropped. Does anyone know?
> 
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