On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:26:53AM -0700, Kevin Grittner wrote:
> Steve Crawford <scrawf...@pinpointresearch.com> wrote:
> > I have always considered "timestamp with time zone" to be a bad
> > description of that data type but it appears to be a carryover
> > from the specs. It is really a "point in time"
> I agree. While what timestamptz implements is a very useful data
> type, I think it was a very unfortunate decision to implement that
> for the standard type name, instead of something more consistent
> with the spec. It seems very unlikely to change, though, because
> so much existing production code would break. :-(
> Understandably, people do tend to expect that saving something into
> a column defined as TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE will save a time zone
> with the timestamp, and in PostgreSQL it does not.
So the standard requires storing of original timezone in the data type?
I was not aware of that.
Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us
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