Tom Lane writes:
> Timezone handling in PG is dependent on the underlying OS' timezone
> database, which doesn't go back further than 1901 in any Unix that
> I've heard of. You should realize of course that the very notion of
> timezone was only standardized in the 1800s, so attaching a timezone
> to dates much older than that would be a dubious practice anyway...
Thus Rainer's point is that when having times both before and after 1901
in the same data set you get inconsistencies. This seems like a good
reason to introduce a true 'timestamp without time zone' type.
Peter Eisentraut peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net http://funkturm.homeip.net/~peter
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