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Re: Release notes typo

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Release notes typo
Date: 2005-10-25 04:17:52
Message-ID: 9473.1130213872@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org> writes:
> "dates who's result" should be "dates whose result."

It's still horrible English :-(  A date hasn't got a result, much
less one that includes a daylight savings time adjustment period.
We should rewrite the entire paragraph.  Maybe

	Days that contain a daylight savings time adjustment are not 24
	hours, but typically 23 or 25 hours. This change creates a
	conceptual distinction between intervals of "so many days"
	and intervals of "so many hours".  Adding '1 day' to a timestamp
	now gives the same local time on the next day even if a daylight
	savings time adjustment occurs between, whereas adding '24 hours'
	will give a different local time when this happens.  For example:
		<same example>

			regards, tom lane

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