"Brendan Jurd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> To my mind, it would make a lot more sense (and make hacking the file
> a lot easier) if the processing functions were split into to_char and
> from_char variants.  I'm not sure what, if any, advantage is gleaned
> by having these functions combined.

Yeah, I never liked that approach either.  I suppose the idea was to
keep the to- and from- code for each format code close together, but
it blurs what's going on to a much greater extent than that's worth.

                        regards, tom lane

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