> This is what you get when you copy a proprietary, poorly 
> specified interface.  
> The to_char functions are supposed to be Oracle-compatible, 
> so we need to check what Oracle does.  Whether that is useful 
> in practice is a bit secondary.
> I'm beginning to think, if you want formatting functions that 
> are more sane, stable, and standardized, export sprintf and 
> strftime to PostgreSQL.

Perhaps this is good time to think about (I'm being careful to say redesign)
a review both regarding date/time formatting and locale handling for these
functions in general.


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