Bruce Momjian <> writes:

> Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Johann 'Myrkraverk' Oskarsson
>> <> wrote:
>> >
>> > I just noticed that the USECS_* constants are not defined when
>> > the server is compiled without integer dates and timestamps.
>> I don't see any particular reason not define them unconditionally.
> Well, they are only used by integer dates, so why expand their
> visibility?  The define does make it clear how they are used.  I
> suppose if someone wanted to use them outside that case, we could
> open them up. It is true that with integer dates now the default, we
> might find that someone introduces compile problems by using them
> outside the integer dates scope.

I found a use for them in PL/Java which detects at run-time whether
the server is using floating point or integer dates.  The simplest way
was just to use magic numbers instead on the off chance it's compiled
with a server using float dates.

   Johann Oskarsson          |[]
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