Hannu Krosing <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 23:34, Teodor Sigaev wrote:
>> wow=# select 5.3::float;
>> ERROR:  Bad float8 input format '5.3'
> Could it be something with locales ?

Oooh, bingo!  On HPUX:

regression=# select 5.3::float;
(1 row)

regression=# set lc_numeric = 'de_DE.iso88591';
regression=# select 5.3::float;
ERROR:  Bad float8 input format '5.3'

I think this is a consequence of the changes made a little while back
(by Peter IIRC?) in locale handling.  It used to be that we deliberately
did *not* allow any LC_ setting except LC_MESSAGES to actually take
effect globally in the backend, and this sort of problem is exactly
why.  I think we need to revert some aspects of that change.

Bruce, this is a "must fix" open item ...

                        regards, tom lane

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