On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:49 PM, Hannu Krosing <ha...@krosing.net> wrote: > On Fri, 2012-05-04 at 09:52 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: >> Hannu Krosing <ha...@2ndquadrant.com> writes: >> > On Wed, 2012-05-02 at 12:06 -0700, Andrew Dunstan wrote: >> >> So given that do we do anything about this now, or wait till 9.3? >> >> > I'd like the json support in 9.2 updated as follows >> >> I think it's too late to be entertaining proposals for such changes in >> 9.2. If we had concluded that the existing functions were actively >> wrong or a bad idea, > > I think that hard-coding "postgresql text" representation as our json > representation without a possibility for the user tio easily fix it > without rewriting foll xx_to_json() functions is borderline "actively > wrong". > > Can we at least have the xxx_to_json() functions try cast to json first > and fall back to text if the cast fails.
I think the idea that you can involve the casting machinery in this is misguided. sometextval::json has got to mean that sometextval is expected to be in the form of a syntactically correct JSON value - and NOT that we wrap it in a JSON string. We can have constructors for JSON, but they've got to be separate from the casting machinery. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers