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Re: guid/uuid datatype

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>, Gevik Babakhani <pgdev(at)xs4all(dot)nl>
Subject: Re: guid/uuid datatype
Date: 2007-01-20 04:27:50
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> Per previous discussion, the main problem with a uuid type is the
>> new-uuid generator function, which tends to involve a bunch of
>> not-so-portable assumptions and code.  If we accept a uuid type in
>> either core or contrib, all of a sudden those portability issues are
>> our problem.  I'd rather not deal with that.
>> I'd be willing to accept a core uuid type sans generator function,
>> but is that really all that useful?
> I think it would. There are plenty of client side libraries that
> generate uuid, at least we could provide a native type for them to use.
> A generator would be great too of course, but if they really need one
> they could use one of the pl languages for it.

As a follow up to this both Java and Python have uuid generators that
are built in. Which as we all know are both extremely portable languages.


Joshua D. Drake

> Sincerely,
> Joshua D. Drake
>> 			regards, tom lane
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