Neil Conway wrote:

So, are there any corresponding benefits to providing both FP and
integer datetimes? AFAIK the following differences in user-visible
behavior exist:

There should be also problem with floating point implementation on client and server side. For example if somebody use floating point optimalization (-fast switch in Sun Studio) for server compilation and client will be connected from another machine with standard floating point behavior. Result could be wrong.

P.S. One thing to verify is that the performance of integer datetimes is
no worse than the perf. of FP datetimes. I'd intuitively expect this to
be true, but it would be worth investigating.

Some multi core/thread CPUs has only one FPU (e.g. Niagara).


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