On 2/23/17 17:55, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 04:08:58PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> writes:
>>> Is there a reason we don't support base64 as a bytea_output output
>>> option, except that no one has implemented it?
>> How about "we already have one too many bytea output formats"?
>> I don't think forcing code to try to support still another one
>> is a great thing ... especially not if it couldn't be reliably
>> distinguished from the hex format.
> Is there a reason we chose hex over base64?

The reason we changed from the old format to hex was for performance.
We didn't consider base64 at the time, but hex would probably still have
been faster.

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