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Re: BIT/BIT VARYING names (was Re: [HACKERS] Beta for 4:30AST)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: BIT/BIT VARYING names (was Re: [HACKERS] Beta for 4:30AST)
Date: 2000-03-08 01:30:17
Message-ID: 200003080130.UAA06414@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> > > format_type(name[, int4]) that formats an internal type and any size
> > > modifier for client consumption, like
> > >       format_type('varchar', 8)     => "CHARACTER VARYING(8)"
> > >       format_type('my type')        => "\"my type\""
> > >       format_type('numeric', {xxx}) => "NUMERIC(9,2)"
> 
> Ooh, that *is* a good idea (though the exact name of the function may
> evolve)! Sorry I missed seeing it in Peter's earlier postings.
> 
> Funny how we can go for years banging our heads on an issue and have
> something like this (ie a good idea on the subject) pop up out of the
> blue.
> 
> Presumably we would include a function taking the conversion the other
> direction too...

Not sure it is really needed.  We already to the translation in gram.y.

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