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From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pgsql-server/ /configure /configure.in rc/incl ...
Date: 2004-04-30 18:55:55
Message-ID: 200404301855.i3UIttM05719@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > > Well, that's an okay position if your time horizon is measured in days.
> > > But I would like to see us using that code on all platforms before 7.5
> > > feature freeze.  It's silly to be carrying that code around and not
> > > using it, when we have constant problems with the C-library-based time
> > > zone code, plus big portability issues arising from inconsistency of
> > > time zone names across platforms.  For example, for the first time we'd
> > > be able to actually document the set of time zone names accepted by
> > > SET TIMEZONE, and *reliably* detect whether a provided name is really
> > > legal.
> > >
> > > Frankly I would never have accepted this patch if I thought it were
> > > going to be a Windows-only hack; I would have held out for something a
> > > lot smaller.  In my mind the principal reason for having it is not Win32
> > > at all, but solving the multi-platform problems we've always had with
> > > time zone handling.
> >
> > It goes with the Win32 approach of doing as little as possible to the
> > Unix port.  If the Unix folks want it, we can enable it, but the Win32
> > folks aren't going to force it on Unix until Unix wants it and has
> > tested it.
> 
> Unix wants it and is willing to spend the next month testing it to make
> sure its good :)

OK, let me get it working on my Unix first and then I will give
instructions for others on how to test it.  Once a few have tested that
it works, we can enable it for all ports and rip out the PGTZ tests.

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