I would like to use the postgres array type from rails. I want be
sure that I understand the current state of rails/postgres array
While googling, I found Ticket #4664, "PostgreSQL array data types
being returned as Fixnum". If I understand the ticket correctly, if I
have a pre-existing database that uses, say, the postgres int, it
will become a string in rails. But it is not clear whether I could
update the record, or create a new record. I'm also not sure whether
the patch works for floats and doubles as well.
I'm not familiar (yet?) with the rails code or the C postgres/rails
adaptor. Hypothetically speaking, if someone wanted to "fix" this,
would they need to look at rails code, the postgres adaptor, or both?