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Re: New version of money type

From: "D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: LLonergan(at)greenplum(dot)com, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: New version of money type
Date: 2006-09-28 17:12:13
Message-ID: 20060928131213.bd641ff6.darcy@druid.net (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 12:44:24 -0400
Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> I'm not sure about 'money' in general but these claims of great
> performance improvments over numeric just don't fly so easily with me.
> numeric isn't all *that* much slower than regular old integer in the
> tests that I've done.

Numeric has been shown to be as good or better than money in I/O
operations.  Where money shines is in internal calculations.

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