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Re: [HACKERS] [BUGS] BUG #2846: inconsistent and

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Roman Kononov <kononov195-pgsql(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] [BUGS] BUG #2846: inconsistent and
Date: 2006-12-29 08:10:43
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Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> This is *not* going in the right direction :-(

> Well, then show me what direction you think is better.

Fewer restrictions, not more.  The thrust of what I've been saying
(and I think Roman too) is to trust in the hardware float-arithmetic
implementation to be right.  Every time you add an additional "error
check" you are going in the wrong direction.

			regards, tom lane

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