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Re: libpq and Binary Data Formats

From: "Wilhansen Li" <willi(dot)t1(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Richard Huxton" <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: libpq and Binary Data Formats
Date: 2007-06-04 17:19:42
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Basically, better support for binary formats which includes, but not limited
to:
1) functions for converting to and from various datatypes
2) reducing the need to convert to and from network byte order
3) better documentation

My suggestion on using ASN.1 was merely a naive suggestion on how in can be
implemented properly without breaking (future) compatibility because that
seems to be the main problem which prevents the use of binary formats.

On 6/5/07, Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com> wrote:
>
> Wilhansen Li wrote:
> > First of all, apologies if this was not meant to be a feedback/wishlist
> > mailing list.
> >
> > Binary formats in libpq has been (probably) a long
> > issue (refer to the listings below) and I want to express my hope that
> the
> > next revision of PostgreSQL would have better support for binary data
> types
> > in libpq.
>
> Um - speaking as a user, not a developer, I don't actually see a
> description of what problem(s) you are suggesting be solved. Are you
> saying there should be better documentation, or a new format?
>
> --
>    Richard Huxton
>    Archonet Ltd
>



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