On 11/15/2013 04:53 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
"k...@rice.edu" <k...@rice.edu> writes:
On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 01:18:22PM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
I believe this was a danger we recognized when we added the JSON type,
including the possibility that a future binary type might need to be a
separate type due to compatibility issues.  The only sad thing is the
naming; it would be better for the new type to carry the JSON name in
the future, but there's no way to make that work that I can think of.
What about a GUC for json version? Then you could choose and they
could both be call json.
GUCs that change user-visible semantics have historically proven to be
much less good ideas than they seem at first glance.


Yeah, it would be a total foot gun here I think.

I've come to the conclusion that the only possible solution is to have a separate type. That's a bit sad, but there it is. The upside is that this will make the work Teodor has mentioned simpler. (Desperately making lemonade from lemons here.)



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