On 02/10/2014 07:39 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
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.

OK, works for me. I'm tied up for a couple of days, will do this when I'm back on deck.



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