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Re: Bytea string operator support

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Joe Conway <joseph(dot)conway(at)home(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bytea string operator support
Date: 2001-09-14 17:45:19
Message-ID: 200109141745.f8EHjJT28136@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian writes:
> 
> > I agree this is type pollution into libpq but I don't see another option
> > except having the user code this stuff into their application.  Maybe we
> > need some type-handling library in the future were we can put all this
> > stuff.  Maybe we can add this to libpq now and create a separate library
> > when we need one.
> 
> We probably do.  After all, the strings you get are not really the most
> optimal form, especially for numbers, dates, and booleans.  Looks at the
> JDBC spec, they have getXXX for each data type.

Agreed.  Let's add this now and start thinking about developing a
separate lib for 7.3.

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