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Re: [HACKERS] Re: hackers-digest V1 #1013

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: darcy(at)druid(dot)net (D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain)
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: hackers-digest V1 #1013
Date: 1998-10-10 15:41:54
Message-ID: 25169.908034114@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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darcy(at)druid(dot)net (D'Arcy J.M. Cain) writes:
> Based on the discussions we had earlier I am surprised by the
> following.

> darcy=> select '198.1.2.3/8'::inet;
> ?column?
> --------
> 198/8   
> (1 row)

> I would have expected it to print what I entered.

Why?  You told it to truncate the data to 8 bits, so it did.  (At least,
that's my understanding of what the /n notation means, but maybe I'm
mistaken.)

			regards, tom lane

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