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Re: Why so few built-in range types?

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Jeff Davis <pgsql(at)j-davis(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Why so few built-in range types?
Date: 2011-12-01 13:56:59
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* Robert Haas (robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com) wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> > Erm, isn't there a contrib type that already does all that for you..?
> > ip4r or whatever?  Just saying, if you're looking for that capability..
> Oh, huh, good to know.  Still, I'm not sure why you need to load a
> separate type to get this... there's no reason why the built-in CIDR
> type couldn't support it.

The semantics of that type aren't what people actually want and there's
been push-back about changing it due to backwards compatibility, etc.
That's my recollection of the situation, anyway.  I'm sure there's all
kinds of fun talk in the archives about it.



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