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Re: AW: PostgreSQL pre-7.1 Linux/Alpha Status...

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Zeugswetter Andreas SB <ZeugswetterA(at)wien(dot)spardat(dot)at>
Cc: Ryan Kirkpatrick <pgsql(at)rkirkpat(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: AW: PostgreSQL pre-7.1 Linux/Alpha Status...
Date: 2000-12-21 15:24:44
Message-ID: 16399.977412284@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Zeugswetter Andreas SB <ZeugswetterA(at)wien(dot)spardat(dot)at> writes:
> IIRC oid uses int4in/int4out and those should definitely be able to parse 
> -1040 into a 4 byte signed long without platform dependency, no ?

It has done that in past releases.  I changed it to use unsigned display
for 7.1.  Because of the past behavior, I think oidin had better accept
negative inputs for backwards compatibility.  Besides which, strtoul()
does that naturally ...

			regards, tom lane

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