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Re: Error calling PG_RETURN_NULL()

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Alexandre Savaris <alexandre(dot)savaris(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Error calling PG_RETURN_NULL()
Date: 2011-07-26 03:25:18
Message-ID: 24534.1311650718@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Alexandre Savaris <alexandre(dot)savaris(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> Hi! I'm working on an implementation for a new data type (PostgreSQL 
> version 9.1 beta 3 on Windows 7 32 bits), according to the following rules:
> - 1. NULL values are stored as is;
> - 2. character strings (up to 16 bytes) are stored without leading or 
> trailing spaces;
> - 3. empty character strings are stored as NULL values.

*buzzz* wrong answer, thanks for playing.

Data types do not get to editorialize on null versus not null.  Forget
your cute idea #3, and you'll be much happier.

			regards, tom lane

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