Hi, Jim,

Jim Nasby wrote:

> There's a difference between promoting and withholding info. I'd rather
> see us explicitly state which is preferred and why.

Here's a small patch that adds an appropriate explanation.

Index: doc/src/sgml/datatype.sgml
RCS file: /projects/cvsroot/pgsql/doc/src/sgml/datatype.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.176
diff -u -r1.176 datatype.sgml
--- doc/src/sgml/datatype.sgml  22 Sep 2006 16:20:00 -0000      1.176
+++ doc/src/sgml/datatype.sgml  3 Oct 2006 09:14:32 -0000
@@ -1372,6 +1372,17 @@

+   <note>
+    <para>
+     <productname>PostgreSQL</productname> also supports the aliases
+     <type>timestamptz</type> for <type>timestamp with time zone</type>
+     and <type>timetz</type> for <type>time with time zone</type>. It
+     is recommended to avoid them, as the more verbose variants comply
+     to the SQL standard, and thus are more portable. But there are no
+     plans to drop the short aliases in future versions.
+    </para>
+   </note>
     <type>time</type>, <type>timestamp</type>, and
     <type>interval</type> accept an optional precision value

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