On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 09:13:29PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > I confess that I'm a bit mystified about the design of the
> > reloptions stuff. It seems kind of odd to store structured data as
> > text; it's kind of the opposite of what I would normally
> > recommend as good database design.
> It's definitely a bit EAV-ish :-(. But I don't see any particularly
> easy way to modify it to store bool/int/float parameters in their
> native types; do you?
More columns, each of the correct type, with the table constraint that
at most one may be populated is how I handle stuff like that.
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