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Re: width_bucket() per SQL2003 (WIP)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches (PostgreSQL) <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: width_bucket() per SQL2003 (WIP)
Date: 2004-04-30 05:06:13
Message-ID: 20969.1083301573@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com> writes:
> The attached patch implements the width_bucket() function (as specified 
> by Section 6.27 of the SQL2003 standard, in particular page 250 in my 
> copy).

Other than "it's in SQL2003", what's the point of implementing this?
It seems like a mighty marginal feature ...

> I believe the function comes from Oracle 9i, 

Trying to implement everything in Oracle is a goal up with which we must
not try to keep.

			regards, tom lane

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