On 2/26/17 05:05, Robert Haas wrote: > That having been said, I do agree with Tom's point that we already > have one more bytea_output format than would be ideal. To justify > implementing base64 as a third choice, it would have to not only be > better than hex, but enough better to justify the migration pain. I'm > not sure whether it could clear that bar.
Another point is that an "output" format is not the same as an "encoding" format. An output format should be somewhat human-readable. Otherwise we could find all kinds of more compact output formats for different data types. The hex format satisfies all of performance, ease of use, and readability pretty well, I think. -- Peter Eisentraut http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers