Tom Lane wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera <> writes:
> > I just noticed when working on DDL deparsing that the typmodout routine
> > for intervals is broken.  The code uses
> >     if (precision != INTERVAL_FULL_PRECISION)
> >             snprintf(res, 64, "%s(%d)", fieldstr, precision);
> >     else
> >             snprintf(res, 64, "%s", fieldstr);
> > which puts the parenthised number after the textual name; but the
> > grammar only takes it the other way around.
> You sure about that?  The grammar for INTERVAL is weird.  I believe
> the output we're trying to produce here is something like
> where "fieldstr" would be " HOUR TO SECOND" and "precision" would
> give the fractional-second precision.

Well, I tested what is taken on input, and yes I agree the grammar is
weird (but not more weird than timestamp/timestamptz, mind).  The input
function only accepts the precision just after the INTERVAL keyword, not
after the fieldstr:

alvherre=# create table str (a interval(2) hour to minute);

alvherre=# create table str2 (a interval hour to minute(2));
ERROR:  syntax error at or near "("
LÍNEA 1: create table str2 (a interval hour to minute(2));

Álvaro Herrera      
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