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Re: Proposal: associative arrays for plpgsql (concept)

From: Douglas McNaught <doug(at)mcnaught(dot)org>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: Pavel Stehule <stehule(at)kix(dot)fsv(dot)cvut(dot)cz>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Proposal: associative arrays for plpgsql (concept)
Date: 2005-06-29 17:20:17
Message-ID: m2zmt913n2.fsf@Douglas-McNaughts-Powerbook.local (view raw or flat)
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David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:

> I'm all in favor of having associative arrays as a 1st-class data type
> in PostgreSQL.  How much harder would it be to make these generally
> available vs. tied to one particular language?

We already have them--they're called "tables with primary keys". :)

What's the use-case for these things?  Just imitating Oracle?

-Doug

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