On Feb 5, 2007, at 12:47 , Warren Turkal wrote:
Is anyone working on a period data type as described in Dr. Richard
book _Developing Time-Oriented Database Applications in SQL_? I
see a relevant project listed in the TODO. I would like to contribute
(possible funding and/or coding) the development of a conforming
implementation of this data type.
This is an area I'm actively working on. I've worked out an example
using composite types and PL/pgsql, though it's not very performant.
I'm currently looking at making a contrib module, but have been
slowed a bit by my lack of C experience. Regarding conformance, as
there's currently no standard, I'm leary of cleaving too closely to
the Temporal SQL proposal to ward of making something that would be
close but not quite conformant to a future addition to the SQL
standard. Also, I hope to make a more general interval/range/period
constructor that would allow you to make "periods" of other types
(say, integers) as well. I've found Date/Darwen/Lorentzos' Temporal
Data and the Relational Model very helpful.
Interested in possibly working together?
grzm seespotcode net
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