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Re: patch: bytea_agg

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: patch: bytea_agg
Date: 2011-12-23 19:16:11
Message-ID: 1324667771.14547.3.camel@vanquo.pezone.net (view raw or flat)
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On fre, 2011-12-23 at 13:30 -0500, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> > On ons, 2011-12-21 at 11:04 +0100, Pavel Stehule wrote:
> >> this patch adds a bytea_agg aggregation.
> >>
> >> It allow fast bytea concatetation.
> >
> > Why not call it string_agg?  All the function names are the same between
> > text and bytea (e.g., ||, substr, position, length).  It would be nice
> > not to introduce arbitrary differences.
> 
> Well, because it doesn't operate on strings.

Sure, binary strings.  Both the SQL standard and the PostgreSQL
documentation use that term.



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