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Re: [HACKERS] Numeric overflow problem + patch

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Cc: PG Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL Patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Numeric overflow problem + patch
Date: 2006-09-28 21:11:43
Message-ID: 5577.1159477903@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> ! DETAIL:  A field with precision 4, scale 4 must have an absolute value less than 1.
> [ becomes ]
> ! DETAIL:  A field with precision 4, scale 4 must have an absolute value less than 1 - 5 * 10^-5.

This strikes me as overly pedantic.  The message needs to be clear,
and the proposed change will just confuse people.

			regards, tom lane

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