* Robert Haas (robertmh...@gmail.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Stephen Frost <sfr...@snowman.net> wrote:
> > Erm, isn't there a contrib type that already does all that for you..?
> > ip4r or whatever?  Just saying, if you're looking for that capability..
> Oh, huh, good to know.  Still, I'm not sure why you need to load a
> separate type to get this... there's no reason why the built-in CIDR
> type couldn't support it.

The semantics of that type aren't what people actually want and there's
been push-back about changing it due to backwards compatibility, etc.
That's my recollection of the situation, anyway.  I'm sure there's all
kinds of fun talk in the archives about it.



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