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Re: bug in float8in()

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: "Richard Wang" <ruc_wang(at)hotmail(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: bug in float8in()
Date: 2008-04-02 20:48:19
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Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> Float is an approximate datatype. In this case, linux makes a fairly
> wild approximation (that it's the same as infinity) whereas windows
> says it just can't approximate it.

Note that the behavior isn't consistent across Unixen either ---
my HPUX box acts like Windows here.  Basically Postgres just tries
to reflect the platform's floating-point support.

			regards, tom lane

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