On 8/18/16 9:20 PM, Craig Ringer wrote: > On 19 August 2016 at 02:35, Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com > <mailto:jim.na...@bluetreble.com>> wrote: > I think we need to either add real types for handling XID/epoch/TXID > or finally create uint types. It's *way* too easy to screw things up > the way they are today. > > Hm. Large scope increase there. Especially introducing unsigned types. > There's a reason that hasn't been done already - it's not just copying a > whole pile of code, it's also defining all the signed/unsigned > interactions and conversions carefully.
https://github.com/petere/pguint ;-) > I'm not against adding a 'bigxid' or 'epoch_xid' or something, > internally a uint64. It wouldn't need all the opclasses, casts, function > overloads, etc that uint8 would. That sounds much better. -- Peter Eisentraut http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers