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Re: [HACKERS] type coerce problem with lztext

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Jan Wieck <wieck(at)debis(dot)com>, PostgreSQL HACKERS <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] type coerce problem with lztext
Date: 2000-02-28 02:24:11
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
>> New lztext data type for compressed text fields

> I strongly suggest to not name this new feature. All the attempts to make
> it go away silently in 7.1 will get a blow in the face from this.

People *will* use it, if it's there.  Don't fool yourself.

However, we can make it "go away silently" the same way we are making
datetime go away: the 7.1 (or whatever) parser can just translate the
typename lztext to text.  If that weren't feasible then I'd be pretty
worried too.

			regards, tom lane

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