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Re: Numeric 508 datatype

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Numeric 508 datatype
Date: 2005-11-17 15:57:33
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> Hm, so if this patch is applied now, and in 5 months or so somebody 
> implements pg_upgrade, this numeric storage patch would be rolled back?
> OTOH, an upgrade mechanism that's compatible for future 8.3+ versions 
> only seems not too attractive.
With Slony and Replicator I don't really see the need for in place 
upgrades.

Joshua D. Drake


> A solution might be to keep the current numeric implementation under a 
> different name (deprecatednumeric or so), for backward compatibility 
> (this should apply to future storage format changes as well).
>
> Regards,
> Andreas
>
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