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Re: Fixed length datatypes. WAS [GENERAL] UUID's as

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
Cc: Thomas Hallgren <thomas(at)tada(dot)se>, mark(at)mark(dot)mielke(dot)cc, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, "A(dot)M(dot)" <agentm(at)themactionfaction(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Fixed length datatypes. WAS [GENERAL] UUID's as
Date: 2006-06-30 06:27:10
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Jim,

> I agree about splitting the utilities, except that I think the database
> should be able to generate UUIDs somehow.

There is a GUID add-in, and someone is working on a 2nd one.  UUIDs are 
not part of the SQL standard, and we've only seen sporadic demand for 
them (and different types each time) so I can't imagine one making it 
further than contrib real soon.

Also, one could argue that UUIDs are a foot gun, so they're not exactly 
the type of thing we want to advocate in advance of demand.

--Josh Berkus


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