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Re: numeric_to_number() function skipping some digits

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Jeevan Chalke <jeevan(dot)chalke(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Brendan Jurd <direvus(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, daveg <daveg(at)sonic(dot)net>
Subject: Re: numeric_to_number() function skipping some digits
Date: 2009-10-01 00:11:14
Message-ID: 1254355874.13235.417.camel@jd-desktop.unknown.charter.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2009-09-30 at 19:08 -0500, Kevin Grittner wrote:
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote: 
> > "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> writes:
> >> daveg <daveg(at)sonic(dot)net> wrote: 
> >>> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 10:27:19AM +0530, Jeevan Chalke wrote:
> >>>> It seems that Oracle reads formatting string from right-to-left.
> > 
> >>> It seems worse to to give a wrong answer silently then to throw an
> >>> error.  What we do now seems sort of MySqlish.
> >  
> >> I agree with David on that.
> > 
> > So who is volunteering to do the presumably rather major rewrite
> > involved?
>  
> We don't typically identify an author before putting something on the
> TODO list.
>  
> That said, this one seems like it would be within my skill set.  I
> seem to have trouble finding tasks that are for which we can get
> consensus, so I just might pick this one up if we achieve such
> consensus on it. The biggest problem, should I take it on, would be
> that I don't currently have access to an Oracle database, so someone
> would have to supply me with accurate specs for how it should behave,
> or point to unambiguous documentation.

Just download developer edition?

>  
> -Kevin
> 
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