On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 10:21 AM, hernan gonzalez <hgonza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Are there any plans to (is anybody working on) implement better
> timezone support in postgresql
> for 8.5 ? Specifically, store the timezone info -instead of just the
> timestamp as UTC ?
> http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Todo#Dates_and_Times

You might want to use the word "different" rather than the word
"better", because the current behavior is quite useful and I think
many people would be unhappy if it were to go away.

I think there's also some debate about whether we want this at all.  See here:


One random thought - I am not aware that we currently have a "time
zone" type in which to store a time zone in.  Is there any value in
having such a thing vs. just using varchar?


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