"Shridhar Daithankar<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> And What's so holy about "" if it is a function?

The problem is that TIME(n) is a datatype name, not a function call,
according to the SQL spec.  Likewise for TIMESTAMP(n), INTERVAL(n),
NUMERIC(m,n), and maybe one or two other special cases I've forgotten.

The SQL spec's love of special-purpose syntaxes is one of its worst
features IMHO ...

                        regards, tom lane

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