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Re: [HACKERS] [BUGS] BUG #2846: inconsistent and

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Roman Kononov <kononov195-pgsql(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [BUGS] BUG #2846: inconsistent and
Date: 2006-12-29 15:12:31
Message-ID: 200612291512.kBTFCVY02214@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> >> This is *not* going in the right direction :-(
> 
> > Well, then show me what direction you think is better.
> 
> Fewer restrictions, not more.  The thrust of what I've been saying
> (and I think Roman too) is to trust in the hardware float-arithmetic
> implementation to be right.  Every time you add an additional "error
> check" you are going in the wrong direction.

OK, are you saying that there is a signal we are ignoring for
overflow/underflow, or that we should just silently overflow/underflow
and not throw an error?

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