> 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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