Dear Bruce,

I am not sure this is of general enough usefulness to be in the backend.


I think that the inability to convert nearly binary compatible standard types one to the other is a postgresql issue. Even if it is not often useful, the point is completeness and soundness of the type provided by the core. More over I haven't found any work around with decode/encode and other casts functions. Bytea is somehow an isolated type, which makes it not so useful from within the database.

Can you add it as a pgfoundry project?

I could do it, but ISTM it is really overkill for two stupid 10 lines functions that deal with internal core types.


---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
TIP 2: Don't 'kill -9' the postmaster

Reply via email to