Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> 2010/9/6 Itagaki Takahiro <itagaki(dot)takahiro(at)gmail(dot)com>:
>> Which should we use for such purposes? Consistent behavior is
>> obviously preferred. Boolean type might be the only type that
>> is converted to different representation in typoutput or cast-to-test,
>> but we should consider to have boolean-specific hardwired code,
>> or cast all types to text instead of output functions.
> Personally I prefer casting to text -
No, you need to use the I/O functions. Not every type is guaranteed to
have a cast to text.
> iit allows some later
> customizations. And it's more consistent with || operator.
I don't buy either of those arguments.
regards, tom lane
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