Bernd Helmle <mailings(at)oopsware(dot)de> writes:
> --On 18. Mai 2010 23:20:26 +0200 Jesper Krogh <jesper(at)krogh(dot)cc> wrote:
>> May I ask whats the reason is for "breaking" the compatibillity?
> "Efficency", if i am allowed to call it this way. The new hex
> representation should be more efficient to retrieve and to handle than the
> old one. I think bytea_output was set to hex for testing purposes on the
> first hand, but not sure wether there was a consensus to leave it there
> finally later.
Yeah, we intentionally set it that way initially to help find stuff that
needs to be updated (as DBD::Pg evidently does). It's still TBD whether
9.0.0 will ship with that default or not.
regards, tom lane
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