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Re: [HACKERS] now 6.4

From: "Thomas G(dot) Lockhart" <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
To: t-ishii(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp
Cc: David Gould <dg(at)illustra(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] now 6.4
Date: 1998-06-12 05:34:36
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> Even if catalogs would not be changed, initdb is required
> since we have added a new function octet_length().
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.

And functions for implicit conversion between the old 1-byte "char" type
and the new 1-byte "char[1]" type, same for "name" to/from "text".

I have int8 (64-bit integers) ready to put into the backend. Once enough
platforms figure out how to get 64-bit integers defined, then we can
consider using them for numeric() and decimal() types also. Alphas and
ix86/Linux should already work. 

I had assumed that PowerPC had 64-bit ints (along with 64-bit
addressing) but now suspect I was wrong. If anyone volunteers info on
how to get 64-bit ints on their platform I'll including that in the
first version. For gcc on ix86, "long long int" does the trick, and for
Alphas "long int" should be enough.

                   - Tom

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