* Robert Haas (robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com) wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> > Erm, isn't there a contrib type that already does all that for you..?
> > ip4r or whatever? Just saying, if you're looking for that capability..
> Oh, huh, good to know. Still, I'm not sure why you need to load a
> separate type to get this... there's no reason why the built-in CIDR
> type couldn't support it.
The semantics of that type aren't what people actually want and there's
been push-back about changing it due to backwards compatibility, etc.
That's my recollection of the situation, anyway. I'm sure there's all
kinds of fun talk in the archives about it.
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