Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> writes: > Robert Haas wrote: >> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Johann 'Myrkraverk' Oskarsson >> <joh...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: >> > >> > I just noticed that the USECS_* constants are not defined when >> > the server is compiled without integer dates and timestamps. [snip] >> 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 http://www.2ndquadrant.com/ | PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training and Services --+-- | Blog: http://my.opera.com/myrkraverk/blog/ -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers