Jan Wieck <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> One problem is, that division already has an inherently inexact
> result. Do you intend to rip that out too while at it? (Just
> kidding)

No, but that too is now delivering less precision than it used to:

regression=# select 10.1/7.0;
(1 row)

versus 1.44285714285714 in prior releases.

> Proposal #2.667 would be to have a GUC variable for the default
> precision.

Perhaps, but I'd be satisfied if the default precision were at least
16 digits.  Again, the point is not to have any apparent regression
from 7.2.

                        regards, tom lane

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