Jira issue originally created by user emerzh:
Since at least postgres 8.4 , pg support arrays...
it could be nice if doctrine could read them as a type instead of use a string for it.
Postgresql also offer a sort of hash array named hstore...
Comment created by @beberlei:
This will not be implemented as it is implementation specific whereas Doctrine features need to be supported by all vendors.
You can already implement this with custom types though, i remember testing this some time ago.
Issue was closed with resolution "Won't Fix"
Comment created by k-fish:
Why is this not to be implemented? It can be used by the PostgreSQL driver without anything above it needing change - all platform drivers exist precisely to deal with implementation specifics… No?
Coming back to this and still wonder why it cannot be implemented. Could even be a solution / combined with DBAL-369
See https://github.com/easybiblabs/EasyBib_DoctrineTypes for an implementation of PostgreSQL Hstore. Arrays can be implemented the same way.