Fabien COELHO wrote:
> Dear Bruce,
> > I am not sure this is of general enough usefulness to be in the backend.
> Hmm...
> 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.

OK, can I get some feedback from others about this patch?

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