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Re: timestamp arithmetic (a possible bug?)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
Cc: Ilir Gashi <I(dot)Gashi(at)city(dot)ac(dot)uk>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: timestamp arithmetic (a possible bug?)
Date: 2004-07-02 16:34:50
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Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com> writes:
>>> Should we be providing an interval + timestamp operator as well since it
>>> looks like the spec implies both orderings should work?
>> If you see spec support for it, then yes ... where do you read that
>> exactly?

> SQL92 (draft) 4.5.3 Operators involving datetimes and intervals (the table
> appears to be the same in SQL99 4.7.3)

Yeah.  It looks like we have most of these, but would need to add
	interval + date
	interval + timetz
	interval + timestamp
	interval + timestamptz
and for consistency
	integer + date
Curiously, we do have interval + time without time zone ... I guess Tom
Lockhart overlooked these when he was working in the area.

I notice also that date - date yields an integer (ie, number of days)
where I think that strict spec compliance would mandate yielding an
interval instead.  I'm uneager to change this though.

			regards, tom lane

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