Re: Binary data type with other output method

From: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <adsmail(at)wars-nicht(dot)de>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Binary data type with other output method
Date: 2007-12-25 22:21:41
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On Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:10:25 -0500 Andrew Dunstan wrote:

> Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum wrote:
> >
> > i'm in the need to create a boolean datatype which returns an integer
> > instead of the usual 't'/'f'. Before anyone starts to point me at
> > casts: it's a lot overhead to cast some hundred occurances beside the
> > source of trouble, if you forget one.
> >
> Do you really need a new datatype or just to change the output behaviour
> of the inbuilt type? That should be quite easy to do in just a few lines
> of code.

Just another output behavior would be enough ... but without changing
the PG source itself. Since the package comes with the distribution,
there's no way to build PG from source.

Kind regads

Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum
German PostgreSQL User Group

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