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Re: Eurodates by default

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Yury Bokhoncovich <byg(at)center-f1(dot)ru>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Eurodates by default
Date: 2002-03-19 16:59:15
Message-ID: 29748.1016557155@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Yury Bokhoncovich <byg(at)center-f1(dot)ru> writes:
> The patch adds a configure option which enables using eurodates in PgSQL
> by default (i.e. as if -e option of backend was given).
> The patch allows to get rid unconvenient -o'e' option for postmaster.

This strikes me as *entirely* the wrong approach.  A configure option
is very unwieldy (what of people who want to use RPM packages?).

Instead of wiring in the behavior at configure time, why not set up
a GUC variable?

			regards, tom lane

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