Stefan Kaltenbrunner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> I would like to see pgcrypto (or at least some of it's functionality) in 
> core.

I believe the reason we keep it separate is so that people can easily
make crypto-free versions of PG for use in countries where encryption
capability is considered subject to arms regulations.  Not sure how
important that case really is today, but it was a big consideration
last time this was discussed.

                        regards, tom lane

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