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Re: [PATCH] COPY .. COMPRESSED

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] COPY .. COMPRESSED
Date: 2013-01-15 19:24:09
Message-ID: 20130115192409.GD27934@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:55:04AM -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Peter Eisentraut (peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net) wrote:
> > Operating on compressed files transparently in file_fdw is obviously
> > useful, but why only gzip?
> 
> This isn't really an argument, imv.  It's only gzip *right this moment*
> because that's all that I implemented.  I've already offered to add
> bzip2 or whatever else people would like.

And this leads to support-my-compression-binary-of-the-day mess.  Why
not just allow them to do '|compression-binary'?

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  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
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  + It's impossible for everything to be true. +


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