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

From: Andrew Sullivan <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: UUID data format 4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x
Date: 2008-02-28 17:46:43
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On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 08:58:01AM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:

> 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?

Well, there is an advantage that Postgres has that some others don't: you
can extend Postgres pretty easily.  That suggests to me a reason to be
conservative in what we "build in".  This is consistent with the principle,
"Be conservative in what you send, and liberal in what you accept."


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