On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 06:49:01PM -0500, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> 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.

OK, good to know. I was just asking.

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