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From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql-server/ /configure / rc/incl ...
Date: 2004-04-30 18:48:27
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On Fri, 30 Apr 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Tom Lane wrote:
> > "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net> writes:
> > > 3) I was under the (apparantly incorrect?) impression that we wanted
> > > this one up on win32 *now*, and then wanted to add it on other platforms
> > > later.
> >
> > Well, that's an okay position if your time horizon is measured in days.
> > But I would like to see us using that code on all platforms before 7.5
> > feature freeze.  It's silly to be carrying that code around and not
> > using it, when we have constant problems with the C-library-based time
> > zone code, plus big portability issues arising from inconsistency of
> > time zone names across platforms.  For example, for the first time we'd
> > be able to actually document the set of time zone names accepted by
> > SET TIMEZONE, and *reliably* detect whether a provided name is really
> > legal.
> >
> > Frankly I would never have accepted this patch if I thought it were
> > going to be a Windows-only hack; I would have held out for something a
> > lot smaller.  In my mind the principal reason for having it is not Win32
> > at all, but solving the multi-platform problems we've always had with
> > time zone handling.
> It goes with the Win32 approach of doing as little as possible to the
> Unix port.  If the Unix folks want it, we can enable it, but the Win32
> folks aren't going to force it on Unix until Unix wants it and has
> tested it.

Unix wants it and is willing to spend the next month testing it to make
sure its good :)

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