Stephen Frost <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> This was using just a straight-up 'numeric' data type though.  Perhaps
> for that case we could drop the unnecessary zeros?

That would make numeric useless for the common scientific/engineering
usage where you write the number of decimal places you think are
significant in your measurement.  In that usage, "1.0" and "1.000"
do have different meanings.

                        regards, tom lane

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