On 5 April 2016 at 05:54, Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 3:34 PM, David Rowley
> <david.row...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> > I wrote 0002 - 0004, these were reviewed by Tomas.
> > 0005 is Haribabu's patch: Reviewed by Tomas and I.
> I think it might be a good idea if these patches made less use of
> bytea and exposed the numeric transition values as, say, a 2-element
> array of numeric.  Maybe this doesn't really matter, but it's not
> impossible that these values could be exposed somewhere, and a numeric
> is an awful lot more user-friendly than an essentially opaque bytea.
> One of the things I eventually want to figure out how to do with this
> is distributed aggregation across multiple shards, and I think it
> might be better to have the value being sent over the wire be
> something like {26.6,435.12} rather than \x1234...
> Thoughts?

Rewriting something that works fine just before the deadline isn't a good

"Might be better" isn't enough.

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