Jan Wieck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On 1/26/2007 4:39 PM, Jim Nasby wrote:
>> Also, if enums will be in 8.3, perhaps they can be used instead of  
>> "char"?

> I don't like this one. It makes it impossible to provide patches, 
> enabling this replication system on older Postgres releases. And you 
> know that your customers will want them.

Also, at the level of C code enums will not be terribly easy to work
with.  We use the char-as-poor-mans-enum trick in all the other system
catalogs, so I feel no desire to do it differently here.

                        regards, tom lane

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