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Re: JSON for PG 9.2

From: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, Joey Adams <joeyadams3(dot)14159(at)gmail(dot)com>, Claes Jakobsson <claes(at)surfar(dot)nu>, Dimitri Fontaine <dimitri(at)2ndquadrant(dot)fr>, Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Jan Urbański <wulczer(at)wulczer(dot)org>, Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PostgreSQL-development Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Jan Wieck <janwieck(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Subject: Re: JSON for PG 9.2
Date: 2012-01-20 00:29:41
Message-ID: AB5CF1EC-B8FD-44FB-B67A-3188E70343C0@kineticode.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jan 19, 2012, at 4:27 PM, Robert Haas wrote:

> I think the real fix for this problem is to introduce an
> infrastructure inside the database that allows us to have different
> columns stored in different encodings.  People use bytea for that
> right now, but that's pretty unfriendly: it would be nice to have a
> better system.  However, I expect that to take a lot of work and break
> a lot of things, and until we do it I don't feel that compelled to
> provide buggy and incomplete support for it under the guise of
> implementing a JSON datatype.

+1 This seems like a reasonable compromise and course of action, especially if someone is interested in taking on column-level encodings at some point in the next year or two.

Best,

David


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