Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane writes:
>> Given that we now need order-of-thirty possible field types, do you feel
>> uncomfortable with a single-byte field identifier in the FE/BE protocol?

> There's a possible solution:  SQL99 part 3 defines numerical codes for
> each of these fields (table 12/section 5.14).  The codes are between
> around 0 and 40.

Hmm.  I can't see any advantage to these over assigning our own codes;
ours would have at least *some* mnemonic value, rather than being chosen
completely at random ...

                        regards, tom lane

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