On May 5, 2007, at 10:38 AM, Neil Conway wrote:
On Sat, 2007-05-05 at 11:03 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
I'm not necessarily opposed to changing the default configure selection,
but I am opposed to removing the FP code entirely.

I would be satisfied with changing the default to integer and
deprecating the FP code (but keeping it around as a configure option).
Are there any objections to doing this for 8.3?

One question... I've always assumed that FP date times suffers from the inexact math issues that floats do; is that true?

The only use I can think of for huge date values would be astronomy. I know they deal with huge numbers, so maybe huge times as well. If there is that kind of demand perhaps we'd want to continue supporting FP dates... maybe via contrib, or as a different base data type.
Jim Nasby                                            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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