On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 16:40, Hanno Schlichting <ha...@hannosch.eu> wrote:
> It looks like the pg_largeobject table actually uses a bytea column
> itself. This is on a 9.0 database. But if that's true on pre-9.0
> databases as well, the same restrictions of the "escape" format should
> apply here unless the largeobject C code handles things for you.

The largeobject C-code handles this for you.

In the end this comes down to a performance difference, and there are
clearly speed advantages of using the oid type over the bytea type.

Martijn Pieters
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