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Re: cast from integer to money

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
Cc: Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: cast from integer to money
Date: 2011-04-01 02:58:05
Message-ID: 411C71DF-861A-44DF-BC2D-B3DCE9418B20@gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mar 31, 2011, at 6:39 PM, Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net> wrote:
> * Kevin Grittner (Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov) wrote:
>> If you're just talking about going in the one direction, I might be
>> persuaded that's sane, especially because of the case of literals,
>> and especially since there are currencies where fractional amounts
>> aren't used in the conventional representation.
> 
> Going just integer->money, with the "1" -> "$1.00", seems completely
> reasonable to me.  As for being too late in the cycle..  if someone's
> willing to do the work, I can't imagine it breaking anything, so I
> wouldn't be against putting it in.  It really should be before the
> first beta tho.

Agreed, emphatically.

...Robert

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