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Re: New version of money type

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: "D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us, jim(at)nasby(dot)net,kleptog(at)svana(dot)org, llonergan(at)greenplum(dot)com, sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net
Subject: Re: New version of money type
Date: 2006-12-21 08:21:08
Message-ID: 20061221082108.GC1928@fetter.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 08:44:07PM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:24:22 -0400
> "D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net> wrote:
> > On Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:17:33 -0400
> > Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> > > "D'Arcy J.M. Cain" <darcy(at)druid(dot)net> writes:
> > > > Cool.  So what do I do with the patch?  Should I add the
> > > > currency symbol back in and commit or should I resubmit the
> > > > patch to hackers for further review?
> > > 
> > > Well, one thing you definitely *don't* do is commit right now,
> > > because we're in feature freeze, not to mention trying to avoid
> > > forced initdbs now that beta has started.  Sit on it till 8.3 is
> > > branched, and
> > 
> > OK.  I hadn't thought of it as a new feature per se but I
> > understand the initdb issue.  Holding at 30,000 feet, ground
> > control.
> > 
> > > meanwhile think about what you want to do with the
> > > currency-symbol issue...
> > 
> > Personally I don't see a need for it but I am currently in favour
> > of adding it back in before committing just so that we can deal
> > with the issue separately.  The same as the other changes being
> > discussed.
> 
> Now that 8.3 has been branched shall I go ahead and commit?  As
> discussed I will put the currency symbol back in just so that it can
> be discussed and worked on as a completely separate issue.  I have
> attached the current patch against HEAD.

I noticed that all your numbers are in English.  Is it necessary to
hard-code all that?  Also, you're assuming that powers of 10 which are
divisible by 3 are the relevant ones.  In China, it's powers of 10
divisible by 4, and in India, it's 0, 1, 2, 3, followed by odd numbers
up through 19.

Cheers,
D
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