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Re: 8.1.2 -32768::smallint

From: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>
To: Jean-Gérard Pailloncy <jg(at)rilk(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.1.2 -32768::smallint
Date: 2006-12-13 15:34:38
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On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 03:03:43PM -0000, Jean-Gérard Pailloncy wrote:
> On PostgreSQL 8.1.2
> select -32768::smallint
> throws the error
> ERROR:  smallint out of range

I think the cast is binding tighter than the unary minus, so the
above is equivalent to

select -(32768::smallint)

which is why you're getting "smallint out of range."  This should work:

select (-32768)::smallint

Michael Fuhr

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