On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 02:28:48PM -0500, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> I have to ask this...why is 'allballs' accepted as a literal for time?
"Allballs" is slang for "all zeros" because zeros look like balls.You hear it sometimes in environments that use a 24-hour clock(communications, military, etc.). Here's an example:
I don't know that "allballs" is specified in any standard, so Isuspect that somebody who used the term added it to PostgreSQL(or whatever it was called at the time) for convenience.
-- Michael Fuhrhttp://www.fuhr.org/~mfuhr/