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Re: min,max aggregate functions

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
Cc: Pgsql Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: min,max aggregate functions
Date: 2002-02-27 17:47:27
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Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su> writes:
> AFAIK, it's required to write min(),max() aggregate functions for
> user-defined types even if compare function is already defined for
> this type. Is't possible to get these functions working for
> such user-defined types automatically ?

Doesn't really seem worth the trouble.  We'd need some sort of notion
of a generic aggregate function; and even then, you'd have to tell the
system what comparison function to use for your datatype.

			regards, tom lane

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