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Re: Fixed length datatypes. WAS [GENERAL] UUID's as

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Subject: Re: Fixed length datatypes. WAS [GENERAL] UUID's as
Date: 2006-06-28 17:18:39
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On Wed, June 28, 2006 1:14 pm, mark(at)mark(dot)mielke(dot)cc wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 28, 2006 at 06:39:16PM +0200, Thomas Hallgren wrote:
>> Instead, I would like to humbly request the inclusion of a UUID
>> datatype (or an opaque 128 bit datatype) in the core package. It's
>> increasingly common and some databases (MS SQLServer) already have built
>> in support for it.
> We have it. We're just not putting in the effort required to have it
> included in core, as it's too much effort to convince people that the type
> has value, that is is generic, and would be widely used without being
> abused. All the geometric types that I'll never use in core, with few or
> no uses, including functions to operate on these types, and no UUID
> type... Hehe... To me, that's irony... :-)

Is it on pgfoundry? From past discussions, the new criteria for getting
something into core is to first determine if it is successful on

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