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Re: PATCH: Add hstore_to_json()

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PATCH: Add hstore_to_json()
Date: 2009-12-31 16:12:54
Message-ID: 4B3CCD86.3030403@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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David E. Wheeler wrote:
> On Dec 31, 2009, at 1:04 AM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>
>   
>> I think the primary use will be to load a JSON value into Perl or Python
>> and process it there.  So a json type that doesn't have any interesting
>> operators doesn't sound useless to me.  The features I would like to get
>> out of it are input validation and encoding handling and smooth
>> integration with said languages.
>>     
>
> What about access to various parts of a JSON data structure? Or is that just asking for too much trouble up-front?
>
>
>   

IMNSHO it's essential. I think Peter's approach of ignoring this 
requirement is extremely shortsighted.

cheers

andrew

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