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Re: Rejection of the smallest int8

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: sugita(at)sra(dot)co(dot)jp, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Rejection of the smallest int8
Date: 2001-11-21 22:15:04
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Use strtoll/strtoull if available.  They should be on "most" systems
> anyway.

Mph.  The reason int8in is coded the way it is is to avoid having to
deal with strtoll configuration (does it exist?  Is it the right thing?
Don't forget Alphas, where int8 == long).  We'd still need a fallback
if it doesn't exist, so I'm not that excited about this answer.

			regards, tom lane

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