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Re: Range Types, constructors, and the type system

From: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Florian Pflug <fgp(at)phlo(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Range Types, constructors, and the type system
Date: 2011-06-29 15:42:48
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On Wed, 2011-06-29 at 08:52 -0400, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:02 PM, Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com> wrote:
> > It's still not out of the question, but I thought that the intermediate
> > type would be a less-intrusive alternative (and Robert seemed concerned
> > about how intrusive it was).
> 
> I'm no great fan of our existing type system, and I'm not opposed to
> trying to improve it.  However, I'm a bit wary of the theory that we
> can just tweak X, Y, or Z and then everything will go more smoothly
> for range types.  I fear that there will be knock-on consequences that
> we'll spend a lot of time either (a) arguing about or (b) fixing.

Agreed.

Regards,
	Jeff Davis


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