> Actually the problem is worse than I thought.  Not only do all the 
> get/setXXXStream methods assume the datatype is a BLOB, but also the 
> get/setBytes methods.  This means that it isn't possible to support 
> bytea as the binary datatype without also breaking some backward 
> compatability.
> In looking at the CVS log, it appears that the stream methods were only 
> introduced in the 7.1 JDBC driver, since 7.1 has only been out 
> (production) a few months, the number of people affected will be 
> smaller, the setBytes() method that assumed a blob was there in 7.0, so 
> it is likely more people will be impacted by any change there.

If you are looking for votes, you can break backward compatibility here.

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