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Re: [HACKERS] Warning!!

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Warning!!
Date: 1998-12-12 17:31:27
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Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> Should I add this to the TODO list?
>> What's needed is explicit rounding.  Instead of letting the compiler do
>> the rounding during its implicit float-to-int conversion (which
>> generally truncates towards 0 or towards -infinity), do
>> [snip]
>> The other cash functions also need to be looked at for rounding
>> sloppiness, so I see no point in committing this fix by its lonesome.

Yes, that still needs to be dealt with. I suggest

	* Fix roundoff problems in "cash" datatype.

Actually, the whole cash datatype ought to be obsoleted by real
fixed-point-numeric support, but that's a *much* bigger project...

			regards, tom lane


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