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Re: xlog location arithmetic

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Euler Taveira de Oliveira <euler(at)timbira(dot)com>, Pgsql Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: xlog location arithmetic
Date: 2011-12-23 15:59:35
Message-ID: 19849.1324655975@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> Even if there are several, what exact advantage does a datatype offer
>> over representing LSN values as numerics?  It seems to me to be adding
>> complication and extra code (I/O converters at least) for very little
>> gain.

> I guess I'm just constitutionally averse to labeling things as "text"
> when they really aren't.

Er ... text?  I thought the proposal was to use numeric.

			regards, tom lane

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