On 2014-02-10 07:27:59 -0500, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> On 02/10/2014 05:05 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
> >I'd suggest making the format discernible from possible different future
> >formats, to allow introducing a proper binary at some later time. Maybe
> >just send a int8 first, containing the format.
> >
> Teodor privately suggested something similar.  I was thinking of just
> sending a version byte, which for now would be '\x01'. An int8 seems like
> more future-proofing provision than we really need.

Hm. Isn't that just about the same? I was thinking of the c type int8,
not the 64bit type. It seems cleaner to do a pg_sendint(..., 1, 1) than
to do it manually inside the string.


Andres Freund

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