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Re: lc_time and localized dates

From: Zdeněk Kotala <Zdenek(dot)Kotala(at)Sun(dot)COM>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org, Euler Taveira de Oliveira <euler(at)timbira(dot)com>
Subject: Re: lc_time and localized dates
Date: 2008-02-28 11:54:11
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Peter Eisentraut napsal(a):
> Am Dienstag, 26. Februar 2008 schrieb Zdenek Kotala:
>   
>> But how you handle situation when you have multi language application
>> which needs correct output for all languages? You cannot use any of the
>> pattern because it will be wrong for some group of languages.
>>     
>
> This is what you get when you copy a proprietary, poorly specified interface.  
> The to_char functions are supposed to be Oracle-compatible, so we need to 
> check what Oracle does.  Whether that is useful in practice is a bit 
> secondary.
>   
I see. It is ok from this point of view.

> I'm beginning to think, if you want formatting functions that are more sane, 
> stable, and standardized, export sprintf and strftime to PostgreSQL
Yes, it should solve a problem.

          Zdenek

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