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Re: [HACKERS] Re: Unnexpected results using to_number()

From: Karel Zak <zakkr(at)zf(dot)jcu(dot)cz>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andrew Snow <andrew(at)modulus(dot)org>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: Unnexpected results using to_number()
Date: 2000-07-10 06:42:31
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.96.1000710083723.24431A-100000@ara.zf.jcu.cz (view raw or flat)
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On Sun, 9 Jul 2000, Tom Lane wrote:

> "Andrew Snow" <andrew(at)modulus(dot)org> writes:
> > # SELECT to_number('12,454.8-', '');
> > pqReadData() -- backend closed the channel unexpectedly.
> 
> In current sources I get a NULL result, which seems to be what the
> code author intended originally.  However this seems a little bit

 my original code not return NULL, but return numeric_in(NULL, 0, 0) for
this situation.

> inconsistent --- shouldn't it raise a bad-format error instead?
> For example,
> 
> regression=#  SELECT to_number('12,454.8-', ' ');
> ERROR:  Bad numeric input format ' '

 Thanks for fix Tom.

					Karel


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