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Re: lc_time and localized dates

From: "Gevik Babakhani" <pgdev(at)xs4all(dot)nl>
To: "'Peter Eisentraut'" <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "'Zdenek Kotala'" <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)sun(dot)com>, "'Euler Taveira de Oliveira'" <euler(at)timbira(dot)com>
Subject: Re: lc_time and localized dates
Date: 2008-02-26 18:53:42
Message-ID: 000401c878a8$ebda99f0$0a01a8c0@gevmus (view raw or flat)
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> 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.

Regards,
Gevik 


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