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Re: PATCH: Add hstore_to_json()

From: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, PostgreSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PATCH: Add hstore_to_json()
Date: 2009-12-30 17:38:53
Message-ID: C1C176FD-A5CA-4C19-9753-527433C648E5@kineticode.com (view raw or flat)
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On Dec 29, 2009, at 6:14 PM, Robert Haas wrote:

> I've been mulling this over and I think this is a pretty good idea.
> If we could get it done in time for 8.5, we could actually change the
> output type of EXPLAIN (FORMAT JSON) to the new type.  If not, I'm
> inclined to say that we should postpone adding any more functions that
> generate json output until such time as we have a real type for it.  I
> wouldn't feel too bad about changing the output type of EXPLAIN
> (FORMAT JSON) from text to json in 8.6, because it's relatively
> difficult to be depending on that for anything very important.  It's
> much easier to be depending on something like this, and changing it
> later could easily break working applications.

+1

> Anyone have an interest in taking a crack at this?

There are a bunch of C libraries listed on http://www.json.org/. Perhaps one has a suitable license and clean enough implementation to be used?

Best,

David

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