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Re: Wish List: Client access to NUMERIC/DECIMAL type functions

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Warren W(dot) Gay VE3WWG" <ve3wwg(at)cogeco(dot)ca>
Cc: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>,PostgreSQL mailing list <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Wish List: Client access to NUMERIC/DECIMAL type functions
Date: 2002-07-12 15:26:48
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"Warren W. Gay VE3WWG" <ve3wwg(at)cogeco(dot)ca> writes:
> If I use the binary interface, I now have to convert your "decimal" number
> to someone else's format, so I can do something with it.  
> Oracle or INFORMIX OTOH, provide the user access to
> routines to manipulate their builtin data types.

We don't encourage people to use the binary interface at all, because we
don't want to get involved with handling cross-platform representational
differences (not to mention version-to-version changes in internal
representation).  Therefore there's no reason to export routines that
would handle the server-internal binary representatin.

			regards, tom lane

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