> On 14 Nov 2022, at 20:12, PG Doc comments form <nore...@postgresql.org> wrote:
> The following documentation comment has been logged on the website:
> Page: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/15/datatype-uuid.html
> Description:
> One can describe the size of datatypes in the common units of bits or bytes.
> It'd be desirable to be consistent. Please reference these two pages... 
> https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/datatype-numeric.html (data types
> sized in bytes)
> and
> https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/datatype-uuid.html (data type sized
> in bits)

These are different things, the page with numeric types discuss the number of
bytes used to store the values.  UUIDs are defined in the RFC as 128-bit
identifiers, which is related to but not by definition the same as the space
used to store them in the database.

Daniel Gustafsson               https://vmware.com/

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