On Mon, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:58:12AM +0100, Petr Jelinek wrote: > On 20/02/17 08:03, Andres Freund wrote: > > On 2017-02-19 10:49:29 -0500, Tom Lane wrote: > >> Robert Haas <robertmh...@gmail.com> writes: > >>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 3:31 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote: > >>>> Thoughts? Should we double down on trying to make this work according > >>>> to the "all integer timestamps" protocol specs, or cut our losses and > >>>> change the specs? > >> > >>> I vote for doubling down. It's bad enough that we have so many > >>> internal details that depend on this setting; letting that cascade > >>> into the wire protocol seems like it's just letting the chaos spread > >>> farther and wider. > >> > >> How do you figure that it's not embedded in the wire protocol already? > >> Not only the replicated data for a timestamp column, but also the > >> client-visible binary I/O format, depend on this. I think having some > >> parts of the protocol use a different timestamp format than other parts > >> is simply weird, and as this exercise has shown, it's bug-prone as all > >> get out. > > > > I don't think it's that closely tied together atm. Things like > > pg_basebackup, pg_receivexlog etc should work, without having to match > > timestamp storage. Logical replication, unless your output plugin dumps > > data in binary / "raw" output, also works just fine across the timestamp > > divide. > > > > It doesn't sound that hard to add a SystemToIntTimestamp() function, > > given it only needs to do something if float timestamps are enabled? > > > > It's definitely not hard, we already have > IntegerTimestampToTimestampTz() which does the opposite conversion anyway. > > That being said, I did wonder myself if we should just deprecate float > timestamps as well.
+1 for deprecating them. If we need a timestamp(tz) with a wider range, we are getting options we didn't have before for implementing it. Best, David. -- David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> http://fetter.org/ Phone: +1 415 235 3778 AIM: dfetter666 Yahoo!: dfetter Skype: davidfetter XMPP: david(dot)fetter(at)gmail(dot)com Remember to vote! Consider donating to Postgres: http://www.postgresql.org/about/donate -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers