On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 11:52 PM, Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> My personal opinion is still that I would like to see a more general
> usefulness for these functions before adding them to libpq.  The
> complexity of the API just mirrors my gut feeling on this.

There has been a lot of demand for the features that libpqtypes
provides...a quick search of the archives demonstrates this.  Here are
a few examples of threads from users asking or even trying to
implement some of the things that libpqtypes helps with or indirectly
solves...I am speaking to your point of usefulness here.

[BUGS] BUG #4053: libpq documentation should express clearly, that
integers are passed in network octet order
[PATCHES] [PATCH] automatic integer conversion
[HACKERS] convert int to bytea
[HACKERS] comunication protocol
[HACKERS] PQescapeBytea* version for parameters
[HACKERS] libpq and Binary Data Formats
[GENERAL] binary representation of date and numeric
[GENERAL] binding 64-bit integer
[HACKERS] Last minute mini-proposal (I know, I know) for PQexecf()
[PERFORM] Low throughput of binary inserts from windows to linux
[GENERAL] Storing images as BYTEA or large objects


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