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Re: guid/uuid datatype

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: Gevik Babakhani <pgdev(at)xs4all(dot)nl>, pgsql-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: guid/uuid datatype
Date: 2007-01-20 01:28:28
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Neil Conway wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 19:19 -0500, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > I think having it in core makes the most sense.
> Why is that?

I should have been clearer.  I think having in the main server or
/contrib makes sense.  Having data types external to our source tree
doesn't seem to work too well because of changes in our API from time to
time.  I think the UUID type has enough usage to warrant us maintaining

> One question that comes to mind is how the submitted patch compares in
> functionality to the other implementations of the UUID concept for
> PostgreSQL, such as OSSP uuid (which implements a Postgres UDT in its
> CVS version), or the UUID project on gborg.

No idea.  They all have to be researched, and if we find they all have
different strenghts, I am afraid we will have to keep them all external.

  Bruce Momjian   bruce(at)momjian(dot)us

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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