[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Does hstore nest? My impression is that it doesn't. Which might well not matter, of course.

If what you mean is to have "mappings of mappings" then no.

Hstore implements a data type for a (finite) mapping (a set of key -> value
pairs, think "hash" for perl folks), with operations like "H1 contains
H2" (in the sense that all key-value pairs in H2 are also in H1)
supported by an index. Keys and values are strings.


As a perl folk I think of hashes as nestable :-). Unlike hstore, the keys are strings but the values can be anything, including a hashref or arrayref.

Anyway, this means that you can't use hstore to cover the same field as YAML or JSON. That doesn't mean it's not useful - far from it.

cheers

andrew

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