On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 09:56:53AM -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > 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.

 The to_char() knows formatting numbers, time/date to almost arbitrary
 string. I unsure if SQL standard knows something like this and write
 something for "interval" only is not good idea (IMHO) if there is a lot of
 code which already know formatting data to string.



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