On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 09:38:50AM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > In short, I think you're viewing everything about jsonb with
> > rose-colored glasses on, and that your enthusiasm is mostly wishful
> > thinking.  Will there be good things about jsonb?  Of course.  Will
> > lots of people want to use it for those reasons?  Very likely.  Will
> > it be better than json in all ways and for all purposes?  No, and
> > implying the contrary is just plain wrong.
> It hurts our adoption substantially to confuse developers.  We need to
> recommend one type over the other, hence "Use jsonb unless you need X".
>  Merlin is pushing the type of multivariable comparison where *I*
> wouldn't be able to make sense of which one I should pick, let alone
> some web developer who's just trying to get a site built.  That sort of
> thing *really* doesn't help our users.

I agree it would be nice to have something simple, like "Use JSON if you
wish to just store/retrieve entire JSON structures, and JSONB if you
wish to do any kind of lookup or manipulation of JSON values on the

  Bruce Momjian  <br...@momjian.us>        http://momjian.us
  EnterpriseDB                             http://enterprisedb.com

  + Everyone has their own god. +

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