On 11/28/16 12:38 PM, Nico Williams wrote:
The internal representation of JSON data is bound to be completely different, no doubt
Actually, that could be a good thing. The internal storage of JSONB is optimized for compress-ability, but that imposes a substantial overhead to calls that are searching for a particular key in a document. This gets *really* bad if you make nested expansion calls (ie: json->'a'->'b').
ExpandedObject support means we're not stuck with the same representation in-memory as on-disk though. While we could create our own internal representation, it seems a bit silly to reinvent that wheel if we don't need to. Bonus points if it would also throw an error if you fed it duplicated object keys.
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