A new currency type would be nice, and if kept small in scope, might be
manageable. Bringing Christoph Berg's PostgreSQL-units into core and
extending it could be interesting. Peter E's URL and email types might be
good candidates. What else? Informix Datablades had a media type way back
in the day... That's still a gap in community Postgres.

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 6:43 PM, Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> wrote:

> On 1/13/17 3:09 PM, Peter van Hardenberg wrote:
>> A new data type, and/or a new index type could both be nicely scoped
>> bits of work.
> Did you have any particular data/index types in mind?
> Personally I'd love something that worked like a python dictionary, but
> I'm not sure how that'd work without essentially supporting a variant data
> type. I've got code for a variant type[1], and I don't think there's any
> holes in it, but the casting semantics are rather ugly. IIRC that problem
> appeared to be solvable if there was a hook in the current casting code
> right before Postgres threw in the towel and said a cast was impossible.
> 1: https://github.com/BlueTreble/variant/
> --
> Jim Nasby, Data Architect, Blue Treble Consulting, Austin TX
> Experts in Analytics, Data Architecture and PostgreSQL
> Data in Trouble? Get it in Treble! http://BlueTreble.com
> 855-TREBLE2 (855-873-2532)

Peter van Hardenberg
San Francisco, California
"Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt."—Kurt Vonnegut

Reply via email to