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Re: storing TZ along timestamps

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: storing TZ along timestamps
Date: 2011-05-27 21:35:41
Message-ID: 5207.1306532141@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"David E. Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com> writes:
> I like it, but what do you do when a TZ has been renamed or has ceased
> to exist.

As far as that goes, I think "nothing" is a sufficient answer.  There's
no requirement that an OID in the mapping table correspond to a live TZ.
It's just a more compact way of storing a string name.

			regards, tom lane

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