* Peter Eisentraut (pete...@gmx.net) wrote: > - ip4 really only stores a single address, not a netmask, not sometimes > a netmask, or sometimes a range, or sometimes a network and an address, > or whatever. That really seems like the most common use case, and no > matter what you do with the other types, some stupid netmask will appear > in your output when you least expect it.
This is definitely one of the funny complications with our built-in types. I don't feel that's a feature either. Nor do I consider it 'worse' that we have a type that actually makes sense. :) Regardless of who developed it, it's simply trying to do too much in one type. I'm also not convinced that our built-in types even operate in a completely sensible way when you consider all the interactions you could have between the different 'types' of that 'type', but I'll admit that I haven't got examples or illustrations of that- something better exists and is what I use and encourage others to use. In some ways, I would say this is akin to our built-in types vs. PostGIS. My argument isn't about features or capabilities in either case (though those are valuable too), it's about what's 'right' and makes sense, to me anyway. Thanks, Stephen
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