Re: Floating point timestamps

From: Stephen Frost <sfrost(at)snowman(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Floating point timestamps
Date: 2016-03-10 14:50:54
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* Tom Lane (tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us) wrote:
> Thomas Munro <thomas(dot)munro(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> writes:
> > Is the plan to remove support for floating point timestamps at some
> > stage? If so, what is that waiting on, and would it provide
> > sufficient warning if (say) 9.6 were documented as the last major
> > release to support that build option?
> AFAIK there is no particular plan to do that. It's not like leaving
> that code in place is costing us huge amounts of maintenance effort.

Agreed, and I have little doubt that it's still used in the field given
how long it was the default for some distributions.



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