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Re: SQL/XML publishing function experimental patch

From: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)hotmail(dot)com>
To: tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: SQL/XML publishing function experimental patch
Date: 2005-09-12 17:41:09
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>1. Why did you base the datatype on cstring?  That's inappropriate for
>anything except guaranteed-short strings, because it's not toastable.
>

It's only my laziness. I can adapt patch for TEXT. It's only temporary 
solution. The goal is true xml type.

>2. Is it really necessary to hack up the grammar for this?  Seems like
>you should create ordinary functions to manipulate the datatype(s).
>If every datatype thought it could do this sort of thing, we'd have
>a completely unmanageable grammar.
>
>			regards, tom lane

I prefere any general solution. But there isn't. I hope SQL/XML syntax is 
exception and the solution SQL/XML function is relative clean. There was 
ideas about pretranslators from different syntaxs. Is this idea dead?

regards
Pavel Stehule

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