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Re: pg_dumplo, thanks :) (fwd)

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
Cc: Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>, Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_dumplo, thanks :) (fwd)
Date: 2000-04-06 18:06:50
Message-ID: 200004061806.OAA00763@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Since you've conveniently made a post that reached my mailbox right after
> a query from someone working on our toolkit port from Oracle to PG, did you 
> know that in Oracle to_char formatting chars don't have to be upper case?
> 
> In other words something like "to_char(sysdate, 'yyyy-mm-dd')" formats
> sysdate rather than ignore the formatting characters.  Turns out the
> toolkit we're porting from Oracle almost always uses upper case, but
> not always and one of our gang just ran into this earlier this morning
> while porting over one of the toolkit module...

Doesn't the upper/lower affect how the result displays.  I think that is
a cool effect.

> 
> BTW, I can't begin to tell you how much easier our porting job is due
> to the existence of to_char...

Great.  That is new to 7.0.  We like ports _from_ Oracle.

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