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Re: Numeric 508 datatype

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andreas Pflug <pgadmin(at)pse-consulting(dot)de>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Numeric 508 datatype
Date: 2005-11-20 20:30:15
Message-ID: 4380DCD7.601@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:

>
>Let's go ahead and apply the patch.  While this change isn't very
>significant, I bet there will be other changes in 8.2 where we will want
>to change the database for a significant benefit, like reducing the
>tuple header by 4 bytes by recompressing the four xid/cid fields back
>into three.
>
>  
>

All of which makes me very uncomfortable about doing 64 bit enums. I am 
still trying to think of a better solution.

cheers

andrew

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