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Re: Listen / Notify - what to do when the queue is full

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>,Andrew Chernow <ac(at)esilo(dot)com>, Joachim Wieland <joe(at)mcknight(dot)de>,Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>,Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>,"Florian G(dot) Pflug" <fgp(at)phlo(dot)org>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,Arnaud Betremieux <arnaud(dot)betremieux(at)keyconsulting(dot)fr>
Subject: Re: Listen / Notify - what to do when the queue is full
Date: 2010-02-10 01:38:29
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Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> 
> 
> Tom Lane wrote:
> >Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> >>Jeff Davis wrote:
> >>>So, I think ASCII is the natural choice here.
> >
> >>It's not worth hanging up this facility over this issue, ISTM.
> >>If we want something more that ASCII then a base64 or hex
> >>encoded string could possibly meet the need in the first
> >>instance.
> >
> >Yeah, that would serve people who want to push either binary or
> >non-ASCII data through the pipe.  It would leave all risks of encoding
> >problems on the user's head, though.
> 
> True. It's a workaround, but I think it's acceptable at this stage.
> We need to get some experience with this facility before we can
> refine it.

Hmm?  If we decide now that it's not going to have encoding conversion,
we won't able to change it later.

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Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
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