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Re: UUID data format 4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x

From: "Zeugswetter Andreas ADI SD" <Andreas(dot)Zeugswetter(at)s-itsolutions(dot)at>
To: "Andrew Sullivan" <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>,<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: UUID data format 4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x-4x
Date: 2008-02-28 19:06:46
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> > Well, I guess the question is: if we don't offer some builtin way to
> > non-standard formats built into company products, will those
companies fix 
> > their format or just not use PostgreSQL?
> Well, there is an advantage that Postgres has that some others don't:
> can extend Postgres pretty easily.  That suggests to me a reason to be
> conservative in what we "build in".  This is consistent with the
> "Be conservative in what you send, and liberal in what you accept."

Well, then the uuid input function should most likely disregard all -,
and accept the 4x-, 8x- formats and the like on input.


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