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Re: Anyone care about type "filename" ?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: Anyone care about type "filename" ?
Date: 2000-08-01 01:50:44
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> I'm thinking of removing the datatype "filename", which is a fixed-size
> array of 256 characters with no support functions other than input and
> output converters.  Apparently it was once used in the system tables,
> but it is so no longer AFAICT.  Since it's fixed-length, it cannot be
> made TOASTable, which makes it substantially inferior to type "text"
> for any purpose that I can think of.
> Anyone using this type?

I vote for removal.

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