On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 04:34:38AM -0600, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> --On Monday, March 24, 2003 09:40:46 +0100 Karel Zak <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> wrote:
> >On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 03:32:11PM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> >>Folks,
> >>
> >>Some months ago we agreed on this list that the functioning of
> >>to_char(interval) was not particularly useful the way it works in
> >>current  stable versions.   I don't see a to_char fix on the TODO list,
> >>though; does  that mean it's already been fixed in 7.4?
> >
> > No. There was short discussion about it last week.
> I volunteered to look into it, but got a sorta negative reply from Peter_E, 
> but no
> response to my request for suggestions.

I think what Peter was saying is to research some ways to manage
intervals and other time related data types within what the SQL standard
defines.  to_char() and the like are only Oracle compatibility functions
and should not be taken as serious ways to do things.

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]dcc.uchile.cl>)
"Find a bug in a program, and fix it, and the program will work today.
Show the program how to find and fix a bug, and the program
will work forever" (Oliver Silfridge)

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