On Mon, 2007-28-05 at 15:38 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> More generally, I'm really hoping to get rid of bespoke text<->whatever
> cast functions in favor of using datatypes' I/O functions.

I don't object, but I'm curious: is there a benefit to this other than
brevity of implementation? ISTM the spec has the idea that the input to
a type's constructor is often distinct from the type's text => type
casting behavior.

-Neil



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