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Re: Postgresql likes Tuesday...

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
Cc: Rod Taylor <rbt(at)rbt(dot)ca>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Postgresql likes Tuesday...
Date: 2002-09-30 22:49:34
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Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee> writes:
> On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 03:31, Tom Lane wrote:
>> I notice that 2001-12-31 is considered part of the first week of 2002,
>> which is also pretty surprising:

> There are at least 3 different ways to start week numbering:
> ...
> I suspect it depends on locale which should be used.

Perhaps.  But I think there are two distinct issues here.  One is
whether EXTRACT(week) is assigning reasonable week numbers to dates;
this depends on your convention for which day is the first of a week
as well as your convention for the first week of a year (both possibly
should depend on locale as Hannu suggests).  The other issue is what
to_date(...,'WWYYYY') should do to produce a date representing a week
number.  Shouldn't it always produce the first date of that week?
If not, what other conventions make sense?

			regards, tom lane

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