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#19 PG type map hard to extended

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nobody
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2004-10-07
2004-10-07
Peter Williams
No

In dbd_pg, not sure about other dbds, there is no easy
way to extend the type map to support non-standard data
types such as those provided by PostGIS. Currently the
only way, I have found, is to override
DBI::DBD::PG::Database#load_type_map with something
similar to the standard implementation that includes
the new types. This is sub-optimal becuase it would
prevent multiple extension from being used at the same
time and it is prone to breakage on new releases of
this dbd.

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  • Peter Williams
    Peter Williams
    2004-10-07

    • status: open --> open-duplicate