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Re: UUID data format 4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Dawid Kuroczko" <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: UUID data format 4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x
Date: 2008-02-28 16:58:01
Message-ID: 200802280858.01213.josh@agliodbs.com (view raw or flat)
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Tom,

> I think the question we have to answer is whether we want to be
> complicit in the spreading of a nonstandard UUID format.  Even if
> we answer "yes" for this HP case, it doesn't follow that we should
> create a mechanism for anybody to do anything with 'em.  That way
> lies the madness people already have to cope with for datetime
> data :-(

Well, I guess the question is: if we don't offer some builtin way to render 
non-standard formats built into company products, will those companies fix 
their format or just not use PostgreSQL?

-- 
Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL @ Sun
San Francisco

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